Google Maps started showing speed control radars

After tests in the United States and some other countries, Google Maps launched the ability to notify about speed limits and the location of stationary and mobile speed control radars in more than 40 countries.

These functions are borrowed from the Google-owned Waze application, they will appear in Google Maps on iOS and Android. Speed ​​limit signs are located in the lower corner of the application, and notifications about radars and traffic control cameras are displayed as icons on virtual roads.

New features are available in Canada, USA, Australia, Brazil, UK, India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Namibia, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

Alas, Google does not provide a complete list of countries in which notifications about speed cameras and speed limits are available.

At the same time, users from France, Switzerland and Germany point out that they do not see information about the location of the speed control radar, probably because such functions are illegal in these countries. In France, the police are allowed to check the smartphone for the presence of illegal applications and can levy heavy fines and even confiscate the car in case of their detection.

Although iOS and Android users can take advantage of new features, so far only owners of Android devices can report the location of fixed and mobile radars. Google borrowed these features from Waze and uses official sources and driver feedback. However, Waze has a richer set of alert functions, including information about accidents and other hazards.