Google Maps has added support for toll road prices, giving people more information about the cost before reaching a road that requires a toll to drive.
The Google Maps update was announced via a forum post and will be available on nearly 2,000 toll roads in the United States, India, Japan, and Indonesia. Google says more countries are coming soon, though it doesn’t say which ones or when they will be added.
Toll roads are a reality depending on where in the world you live and how far you travel. But knowing how much a unit will cost up front can be helpful, and that’s what Google helps here. Google also says it will offer smart pricing based on days and more.
You’ll see the estimated toll price to your destination before you start navigating with reliable information from local toll authorities. We look at factors such as whether or not you have a toll pass, the day of the week, as well as the expected cost of the toll at the specific time you will cross it.
Those who drive on roads that use toll cards will also be able to turn prices on and off depending on whether they have one or not, while those who simply want to avoid those roads altogether will still be able to do so within the application settings.
Google Maps has long been one of the best iPhone navigation apps available on the App Store and it’s always promising to see such an app continue to add features after so many years. Toll roads aren’t something many of us deal with on a daily basis, but it can also make information like this even more important when we come across a journey that requires driving on one.
If you haven’t installed the Google Maps app yet, you can download it for free from the App Store today.
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