What’s new for Google Maps: freeways and new maps

We are going to enter in the middle of the week in Holy Week, the first big holiday appointment of the year. And then comes summer, the date par excellence to travel. At Google they know this, and for this reason they are already updating one of their star applications: Google Maps, which it will renew its maps and other functions, such as toll roads.

toll-free routes

Long-distance travel, poor road conditions, and heavy traffic can dampen the mood of any road trip. At such times, you may want to take a toll road. To make it easier to choose between toll roads and normal roads, Google Maps is introducing toll prices for the first time.

Soon “You will see the estimated price of the toll to your destination before you start navigating thanks to reliable information from the local toll authorities. We take into account factors such as the cost of using a toll pass or other payment methods, what day of the week it is, along with how much the toll is expected to cost at the specific time you will cross it.”

You don’t like toll roads? No problem. When there is a toll-free route, Maps will continue to show that route as an option. As always, you can choose to avoid viewing toll roads altogether. Just tap the three dots in the top right corner of directions on Google Maps to see route options and select “Avoid Tolls.”

This month you will start to see toll prices on Android and iOS for almost 2,000 toll roads in the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia, and the feature will be extended “soon to more countries”.

More detailed maps

Google is also adding new details to the Google Maps navigation experience so you can explore with confidence. And in some cities you will see even more detailed information, such as: You’ll soon be able to see traffic lights and stop signs along your route, along with enhanced details like building outlines and areas of interest.

And in some cities, you’ll see even more detailed information, like the shape and width of a road, including medians and islandsto better understand where you are and help reduce the chances of making last-minute lane changes or missing a turn.

The new navigation map will start working “in select countries in the coming weeks on Android, iOS, Android Auto and CarPlay.”

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