Google has now added a live speedometer into Google Maps. With this feature, you can now keep an eye on your speed alongside local speed limits. Some users are starting to see an option offering to display a speedometer while they drive.
The new functionality can be turned on in the app’s preferences under Settings > Navigation Settings and will be displaying a speedometer at the bottom left corner of the screen while using driving guidance. It’s a nice addition to the speed limit and trap indicator feature and it means Maps will now alarm you when you’re overspeeding. However, it doesn’t fully work with Android Auto yet, the speedometer will show if you’re using the Auto app, though.
The app can also warn you if you are exceeding the speed limit wherever you are driving, in addition to letting users report road hazards, accidents, and speed traps en-route. Google Maps also recently rolled out special commuter features for users in India, including real-time bus travel information and live train status.
However, this feature isn’t widely available yet, but reports suggest of it featuring up in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and the US, which probably means that Google is opting for a slow server-side rollout like it used to.
Google already announced last year features to make the app more social, such as a “for you” tab that offers tailored recommendations and a “match score” to tell you how much you might like a particular restaurant or business.