Google Maps will present speedometer and velocity limits on iPhone and CarPlay


Google Maps displays the speed limit on an iPhone

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Android customers have lengthy been capable of see the speedometer and velocity limits when utilizing their telephones to navigate with Google Maps. That very same functionality is lastly coming to Google Maps for the iPhone.

The speedometer and velocity restrict show is now rolling out to iPhone customers world wide, Google instructed TechCrunch on Tuesday. TechCrunch mentioned that it already noticed the brand new characteristic pop up in Google Maps in India early final week.

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When you begin utilizing the newest model of Google Maps for iOS to go to your vacation spot, your automotive’s velocity and the velocity restrict will seem in miles or kilometers relying in your present area. The velocity restrict indicator even modifications colours to let you know whether or not or not you are driving inside the posted velocity restrict.

The brand new show is obtainable with Google Maps for iOS model 6.123.0, based on 9to5Google, which jibes with the newest model on my iPhone. Nevertheless, the server-side replace for the characteristic has been rolling out to iOS customers over the previous few weeks.

The potential ought to function a helpful indicator for any iPhone proprietor behind the wheel. Your eyes generally naturally verify the iPhone or CarPlay display for visible assist as you drive. Seeing each your personal velocity and the velocity restrict on the display may help you keep inside the restrict and keep away from a hefty fantastic and ticket.

Nonetheless, a Google Maps assist web page cautions you that the speedometer proven within the app is for informational functions solely. Google advises drivers to verify their automotive’s precise speedometer to substantiate their driving velocity.

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The speedometer and velocity restrict show has been obtainable in Google Maps for Android customers for the previous 5 years. iPhone homeowners who use CarPlay have additionally lengthy be capable of see the present velocity and velocity restrict.

To activate the speedometer and velocity limits, based on TechCrunch, open Google Maps in your iPhone and faucet your profile icon. Go to Settings, choose Navigation, after which choose Driving choices. I did not see that setting on my iPhone; nonetheless, I did discover one other strategy to management the speedometer. Be sure to’re on the Navigation display in Google Maps. Swipe all the way down to the Map show part. The fourth choice says “Present speedometer,” which you’ll be able to activate and off.

I attempted out the brand new show on a drive, and each the speedometer and velocity restrict appeared on the iPhone and my CarPlay display. Although I sometimes use Apple Maps when navigating, this will present a bit extra incentive to make use of Google Maps the subsequent time I take my automotive for a journey.