Whatever new additions or upgrades Google Maps introduces will always be subject to change; nothing is ever truly final at Google. New mobile design and iOS-exclusive features are on the way(opens in new tab) for those of you with an Apple phone.
First up, Google Maps has added yet another Waze function to its repertoire. Google Maps is now able to tell you exactly how much the tolls on a certain route will cost.
Google can tell you where you’re going even before you start driving by using data from toll suppliers and factoring in the day and time of day you’ll arrive. Toll-free alternatives will still be accessible when they are, and you may tell the app to avoid tolls by pressing the three dots menu and selecting Avoid Tolls.
For Android and iOS devices, toll pricing begins this month in the United States (USA), Japan (JPN), India (IND), and Indonesia.
The appearance of Google Maps is also altering in “certain countries” during the next week. To put it another way, Google Maps will be getting a smorgasbord of new information to make driving in new places a little less stressful. Google also refers to Android, iOS, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as all platforms.
Things like traffic lights and stop signs are only some of the minor components that make up these maps. Maps will show you the form and breadth of the road, any medians or islands in the way, and other features to assist you figure out what’s coming and where your automobile has to be in key cities.
Finally, a slew of new features will be available to iOS users. Additionally, Siri, Spotlight and the Shortcuts app are all directly integrated into this.
If you tell Siri you want to use Google Maps instead of Apple Maps, Siri will utilise Google Maps instead of Apple Maps. The improvement’s details are still a mystery. Shortcuts, on the other hand, should make it a little easier to utilise Siri and Google Maps together.
A new “Pinned Trip” widget is also on the way, along with a few other updates to widgets. As the name implies, you may access information about any travels you have already pinned to your home screen by clicking on the “Go” button. The Google Maps search widget is also getting smaller, which means you’ll have more room for other things.
Please ensure that you have the latest version of Google Maps installed on your iOS device.