Google Maps Expands the Ability to See Speed Cameras

Google Maps has been testing the ability to see speed limits and speed cameras for a while. The feature is taken from the company’s Waze app, and it’s quite popular for those who don’t really want to get caught by speed cameras.

Google has been rolling out the feature for a while, and it’s already been available in some countries over the last month or so. The company is now, however, rolling the feature out to over 40 countries worldwide.

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Google confirmed to TechCrunch that the company is indeed rolling out the new feature to users in over 40 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, U.S., Canada, U.K., India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe.

The feature is rolling out to users on Android and iOS, but Android users are able to report mobile speed cameras and stationary cameras, while iOS users are only able to see those during their drive. The feature is still very much in development, and may not be fully reliable, especially in terms of notifying you about speed cameras.

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  • navarac

    29 May, 2019 - 5:44 pm

    <p>Note that France is not on the list as it would probably be illegal. See details here:</p><p><br></p><p><a href="; target="_blank"></a></p&gt;

    • wright_is

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      31 May, 2019 - 3:33 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#431467">In reply to navarac:</a></em></blockquote><p>Same for Germany. </p>

  • the_real_entheos

    29 May, 2019 - 6:19 pm

    <p>North of Chicago, Google maps (android) noted a couple of times of speed traps, and it was right on. I'm not a chronic or excessive speeder, and haven't had a speeding ticket in +10 years, but I have no problem reporting where cops are hiding, often within the "clear zone" (+- 30' from edge of traveling lane), which poses a danger to everyone on the road. Besides, the most dangerous drivers are the ones who weave in and out of traffic and tailgate, and the best way to catch these A-holes is with lots of low cost traffic cams.</p>

  • SvenJ

    29 May, 2019 - 8:06 pm

    <p>I read a story a while back as some law enforcement agencies were griping about Waze's ability to report speed traps/cameras. One Sherriff said he liked it. All his officers had phones and they reported everywhere they went. Really kept the speeding under control in his jurisdiction. 😉 </p>

  • robincapper

    29 May, 2019 - 8:25 pm

    <p>One less reason to prefer Here in NZ. Has had better map data, offline capability for maps, speed limit &amp; camera warnings for years. Their search/locations are not as good but I tend to use Google map for that and Here on the road</p>

  • fbman

    30 May, 2019 - 3:01 am

    <p>Cool they rolling it out to South Africa.. </p><p><br></p><p>Microsoft, what google has idenitied is the world market.. there are more terriories than just the US.. </p>

  • m_p_w_84

    30 May, 2019 - 6:31 pm

    <p>I do wonder why Google has left this feature out for so long.</p><p><br></p><p>I’ve been seeing it on my google maps for the past couple of months in the UK.</p><p><br></p><p>its surprisingly unreliable, and doesn’t give pop up warnings, or tell you the speed limit (at least via CarPlay)</p><p><br></p><p>waze is still much better for this – weird they haven’t combined the data, probably more complicate to do that one would think </p>

  • robinwilson16

    30 May, 2019 - 7:03 pm

    <p>I really don't understand why they can't tell you what the speed limit is like all the other driving apps do. It is really handy in London when the speed seems to change constantly like they were trying to catch you out, like with their hashed yellow areas just after going around a corner. It does at least verbally tell me about speed cameras now. I don't speed but saves me driving like a tool at 30 if the limit is actually higher.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      31 May, 2019 - 3:35 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#431836">In reply to robinwilson16:</a></em></blockquote><p>A lot of modern cars automatically read speed signs now and show them on the dash. </p>

  • wright_is

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    31 May, 2019 - 3:33 pm

    <p>It won't be coming here, Germany, because it would be illegal to show speed cameras. </p><p>Most navigation systems show speed limits already and my car recognizes speed signs on the side of the road, so it also shows when I enter a set of roadworks with a temporary limit. </p>

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