Google Maps will now help you plan your trip better with a new feature that will add toll pricing to your route. So you can choose the cheapest or toll-free option. The feature is available for users—both—on iOS and Android, in the United States, India, Japan, and Indonesia, with support for other countries on the way.
Previously, Google Maps would just show you if a particular route had tolls. The company has collected toll prices from local authorities for nearly 2,000 roads in these countries. Considering the extensive road network in these areas, it’s not much, but at least it’s a start. “We look at factors such as whether or not you have a toll pass, the day of the week, and the expected cost of the toll at the specific time you will be crossing it,” a gatekeeper said. -word of the company.
“You will have the option in the settings to show toll prices with or without toll passes, as in many geographies the price changes depending on the payment method you use,” the same source clarified. . The toggle to see toll prices is enabled by default. But you can enable or disable it manually. The company first announced this feature in April. But we’ve seen tweets about the feature rolling out to users over the past few weeks.
Unfortunately, at the moment this novelty is announced for the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia. But Google promises to offer the same functionality in other countries later, without specifying which ones. On the Google Maps iOS and Android apps, the firm will be able to display information on nearly 2,000 toll roads in the countries concerned.
“I’m happy to share that we’re expanding this feature to more places, including Europe later this year,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced in May. Last week, the app made it easier for you to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the area you’re visiting.