Today, Google Maps extends its traffic features to multiple regions. App & # 39; will now show the speed limit for the roads you are currently on, as well as the location of various important traffic information items – such as accidents, mobile speed tracers and traffic cameras – in over 40 countries.
Speed Boundaries appear in the lower left corner of Google Maps during navigation, and the app will wake you verbally if a reported accident, traffic jam or speed trap is up. Here's how users can manually add the location of speed traps or other traffic information in the app:
- Start the navigation feature in Google Maps by entering an address and pressing the directions or pressing the blue "Go" button from the main Google Map screen and setting a destination, press "Start".
- Touch the "+" icon for speech bubble (third icon on the right) in navigation mode.
- Select the type of report you want to make (either an accident, speed trap or slow).
- The app begins adding the report to the map even if you have a short countdown window to undo the report if you want to cancel.
These features have been present in other navigation services such as the Google-owned Waze app for a long time, but have been limited to specific regions of Google Maps. This new update extends all features to all regions of the United States and the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Great Britain and Zimbabwe .
These new features are all added to the server side, which means that no app updates or settings changes are required by the user to activate them ̵