Google Maps Rolls Out Speed Limits On iPhones And CarPlay

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Google Maps Rolls Out Speed Limits On iPhones And CarPlay

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  • Andrea Miliani

    Written by: Andrea Miliani Tech Writer

  • Justyn Newman

    Fact-Checked by Justyn Newman Head Content Manager

Google Maps finally rolled out its speedometer and speed limit features on iPhones and CarPlay across the globe.

According to TechCrunch, this new update comes years after it was added for Android users, in 2019. Now Apple users can catch up and get the benefits of the speed limits visualizations.

Depending on the region, TechCrunch explains that users will get their speed in kilometers or miles after they start driving toward their destination. However, those interested in getting this information will probably need to adjust their settings.

Drivers can go to settings, then navigation, and adjust their driving options to see the speed indicators. Just like other navigation apps, Google Maps will let users know when they are driving over the speed limit by using different colors and alerts.

On its support page, google provides more information on this feature. “If the Speed Limits feature is available in your location, the speedometer in the app will let you know if you’re driving too fast. The speed indicator will change colors if you go over the speed limit,” states the site.

Google also warns users that the speedometer is just informational and that it might differ from the vehicle’s speedometer indicator. Drivers must compare and consider the most reliable source.

The update was first spotted in India and Google confirmed recently that it’s rolling it out globally. A few users on social media have reported spotting the new feature and shared their thoughts. “My Google Maps updated and now displays my current speed next to the speed limit – that’s a handy feature,” said one user on X. “Google Maps on iOS has finally started showing vehicle speed and speed limits on iOS. Noticed it yesterday,” added another one.

 

Google Maps has announced other new features this year like using AI to improve search for charging stations for electric vehicles and travel recommendations also powered by AI.

 

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