Google Maps may feel like it has added everything it can add. However, there are still new features and pieces of information they can add. For instance, traffic-light and stop-sign icons have been added to the navigation mode.
Since 2020, traffic lights have shown up on Google Maps in several areas. However, not everyone had access to them, and they never appeared when traveling. While navigating, lights and stop signs will now be displayed on all users’ routes.
Based on this new information, users should get a better sense of how their trip will unfold and when they should turn.
Changes rolling out in stages
According to Google, many more conventional map elements, such as building outlines and areas of interest, will soon be available in the navigation view.
While the ordinary map has a lot of information, the navigation mode removed much of it, and the areas between roads were frequently blank. You’ll notice the particular form and width of a road, including medians and islands, in cities with a high degree of Google Maps specifics.
According to Google, in the coming weeks, the updated navigation map will begin rolling out to select countries for Android, iOS, Android Auto, and CarPlay.
Tolls will be included too
The features appear to be rolled out in stages as well. We have seen lights and stop signs in the early days, but no building features. When you start going anywhere, Google Maps will tell you the anticipated toll rates for the whole route.
Google claims it will use “trusted information from local tolling authorities” and will consider factors such as the price of using a toll pass or other payment options, the day of the week, and the toll cost at the specific time you’ll be crossing it.
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