Google Maps has wholly revolutionized GPS, as it introduced GPS to vehicles through smartphones and Android Auto software. It made the feature more accessible and affordable for people and provided supreme accuracy for the users. To improve the use of their Google Maps application, Google keeps updating and adding new features to it, improving its usage and stability. With the new update, a user will be able to determine how many tolls are on their route and what precisely those tolls will amount to by the end of the trip.
With this feature, a user will be able to see a preview of the tolls on their route and how much each toll will cost them, and it will also provide liberty to the user to choose a cost-heavy route or a time-heavy route. And these toll prices will be displayed along the route. Currently, Google Maps only provides the feature where a person can avoid tolls. And does not include the specific toll prices of different tolls around the world. With access to such an immense database, Google Maps will refine the users’ quality of life as they will provide them with super-specific toll details of the route they are taking.
Additionally, multiple reports claim that this feature will be launched in India primarily, as Google has been testing out the feature of recognizing and identifying tolls on Indian routes.
The particular feature is an excellent improvement to one’s driving experience, as finding tolls and estimating the value for the tolls is a tough job. Falling short of cash or change is a widespread occurrence at Indian tolls, and with this feature, users will be able to estimate the amount of money they should recharge on their FastTAG or carry as cash to pay for tolls.
It is assumed that Google Maps has been adopting this feature from the mapping app Waze as they took the company under their ownership. Waze has performed the same feats of estimating tolls since 2013.
Hopefully, the feature should roll out soon for users. Its release will be pretty helpful, especially for drivers who prefer to avoid expensive routes and for drivers who want to carry the right amount of money pre-traveling.