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Google Maps speed limit feature goes live for some across the United States

Friday, January 18th, 2019

If you've never heard of speed limits popping up in Google Maps, we can't blame you. As of July 2017, Maps' speed limit feature was only confirmed to work in two areas: the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There's been little news since then, but tonight we received three tips from different parts of the US showing that speed limits were live in Maps.

Back in October, Google actually downgraded the US's speed limit availability from "good data quality and availability" to "approximate data quality or availability." Given that the Bay Area was basically the only place where speed limits on Maps were deployed, the demotion made sense.

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Google Maps speed limit feature goes live for some across the United States was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Any maps app thrives on accuracy. Incorrect data should be removed, fixed quickly, or at least it should be marked as such. The Google Maps team keeps a list of its coverage details with markers for availability and data quality, and updates it every now and then to reflect the current state of affairs. Since the last change in July, some improvements have been made, but also some countries have had their data markers downgraded.

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Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Any maps app thrives on accuracy. Incorrect data should be removed, fixed quickly, or at least it should be marked as such. The Google Maps team keeps a list of its coverage details with markers for availability and data quality, and updates it every now and then to reflect the current state of affairs. Since the last change in July, some improvements have been made, but also some countries have had their data markers downgraded.

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Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits in 7 others

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

You might not have known this, but people in other countries don't often get the same features in Google Maps as you may. There are only a handful of countries that support all of Maps's coverage details, including the US, UK, Canada, and several European countries. Google recently added/improved the traffic layer to six countries, but downgraded speed limit availability in seven others.

This list was last updated back in February.

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Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits in 7 others was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps v9.75 beta rolls out with notifications for transit maps, hints of bicycle sharing integration, and mystery LG “perks” [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Late last night, the latest version of Google Maps began rolling out through the beta channel. For many people, this will likely bring new notifications with convenient shortcuts to local area transit maps. There are also signs that Google is adding integration with bicycle sharing services, a vague hint of new activity around speed limits, and possibly some perks for LG owners.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Transit maps in notifications
  • Nearby traffic notification toggle

Transit maps in notifications (for India?)

Google Maps has been making huge leaps at improving mass transit features over the last couple of years with new and improved features like step-by-step navigation through stops and updated train schedules.

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Google Maps v9.75 beta rolls out with notifications for transit maps, hints of bicycle sharing integration, and mystery LG "perks" [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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