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Adding Speed Limit, and Speedometer Feature in Google Maps

Have you ever been driving down a road and just can't remember the speed limit? Then you worry if you are going to see the sheriff or a speed limit sign first forcing you to slow down. A feature that was first exposed to me from a now Google-owned app Waze can solve that issue. Google Maps needs an integrated speed limit and a speedometer widget to their app.

 

Why we should have it

It's an odd thing to most of us that if you want to have these features in your Google Maps you have to download 3rd party apps. Apple Maps has it, and so should Google Maps! It's a big reason why most Apple users stick to their Apple Maps. I believe that integrating this feature would send a surge of Apple users over to Google Maps. A lot of people who I have talked to have mentioned the Speed limit feature in Apple Maps is the reason they use it. I also believe that it would make us users who already love Google Maps, love it more!

 

The research has already been done

Apple maps, as well as other companies, have already integrated said feature. Many of the kinks and the legalities have also already been sorted, integrating this feature should be swift, and would greatly benefit the user base.

 

Thank for Reading!

Raymond Riter

 

The United States of America (USA), Ohio

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Level 8

Integrate speed limits (and your current travel speed) directly in Google Maps instead using Waze.

Level 8

I Think it is a wonderful idea..... In this I feel Localguides can also be given the category in future to make an updates in speed limits if they find any dicrepency.

 

It can also be shown in at the top of the map while in driving mode to keep the users vigilant about the speed limit on the location where they are currently driving.

 

I want to add to this, in future it can also be alos used to warn the users if they are crossing the speed limits... I think this can be great enhancement to the google maps of the future...

Level 8

Is there any possible way to add / show speed limitation for certain roads ? in my country there are specific roads which have specific speed limits for specific vehicles. would like if there's an option how can we added these limitation to map.

Connect Moderator

This is an interesdting idea @NalinK in some countries at least Google already have this data. It is shown in Waze which is a Google product.

Googler

Hi @SalvatoreM5, as this idea has already been posted, I'm going to merge it (and merge the votes)

Level 7

In navigation mode, If I travel by car from one place to another, I may decide to ride the car either at the speed of 25 miles per hour or 40 miles per hour. But google maps shows constant/fixed time to reach a destination. Gmaps may not know what speed will I be driving. So my idea is, we should be able to adjust "The speed which I'm gonna drive". Also same should be applied in 2 wheeler. Hope this would help ☺. Tq.

Level 10

 

I like this idea in another perspective. There are needs for us to set speed alarms for specific area - for eg there is a school, speed camera etc and need to be cautious. In this case for a specific part of the travel segment we need to set an alarm which intimate if we cross the speed set. There should be an option to set to alarm it even if the navigation is not turned on but gmap app is on. So my +1 for this in this perspective!!!

Level 10

 

 

Good idea and valid very much in Asian conditions. Also check one another idea of "setting speed limit" (https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/All-Ideas/Ability-to-set-speed-while-navigating/idc-p/688129#M...) and I think another perspective to it is very useful - setting alarms on speed limit violations (see the comment there)!!

Level 8

When one is driving speed limits change depending on the street, road, highway, or throughway.

 

Maps should be able to auto-detect at what speed we are moving.

 

And yes, give ample warning when speed limits are about to change. 

Trafic enforcement applies to both above and below limits.

 

 


@LogeshKumarwrote:

In navigation mode, If I travel by car from one place to another, I may decide to ride the car either at the speed of 25 miles per hour or 40 miles per hour. But google maps shows constant/fixed time to reach a destination. Gmaps may not know what speed will I be driving. So my idea is, we should be able to adjust "The speed which I'm gonna drive". Also same should be applied in 2 wheeler. Hope this would help ☺. Tq.


 

Level 7

Yep @VBenedict . ☺ & Thanks @Fahid for your support ☺.