Google has announced a host of new improvements for Google Maps that include toll road pricing and new map specifics like stop lamps and stop signs. The new updates are targeted towards iOS users and will help enhance their Google Maps navigation experience using the Apple Watch.
Other major updates for iOS include a new pinned trip widget and the ability to get driving directions on Google Maps straight from the Apple Watch. Let’s check out the upcoming features for Google Maps and find out how they will work.
Google Maps To Show Toll Road Pricing In India
Google Maps will soon get an updated version to allow users to see approximate toll prices on the app itself. Besides, the app will introduce new improvements to plan your travelling routes accurately. It will consider factors like the day of the week, payment options available, and the fee for passing the toll at a certain time of day to help you plan your journey.
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The estimated toll prices will be based on data from local toll authorities. Further, the app will also show you toll-free options to avoid tolls. You can simply tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the directions in Google Maps to take a different route.
Improved Google Maps Navigation With Apple Watch
If you use an Apple Watch, navigation on Google Maps will become even better with the introduction of features like a new travel widget, direct navigation from the Apple Watch, Google Maps integration with Siri, iOS Spotlight, and the shortcuts app. To use Google Maps, say “Hey Siri, get directions on Google Maps” or “Hey Siri, search on Google Maps.”
The new pinned trip widget allows you to view journeys pinned in your Go Tab directly from the homescreen. This will help you with getting directions quicker. The updated version of the app will also allow users to see the arrival time, the next departure time for their chosen public transportation trip, and even an alternative driving route.
With the new updates, users will also be able to add the “Take me home” app to their watch and then tap it to begin using Google Maps to navigate home. The toll prices feature will be rolled out to Android and iOS users for around 2000 toll roads in India, the United States, Japan, and Indonesia this month.