After being in testing for more than two years, Google has finally broadly released the speed limits within Google Maps this week. After a smaller release earlier this week, the feature is now being implemented on a much wider scale in regions around the world.
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Confirmed in a comment to MashableGoogle Maps is displaying the ability to see speed limits through its Android and iOS applications. This functionality is in operation for all users, probably in a series implementation, starting this week. The speed limits will be displayed for users in the United States, the United Kingdom and Denmark as well.
On my own Pixel 3 XL, I was able to make the speed limits work while I was navigating home. In my relatively small hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the feature seems to work on most roads. The local freeways worked well and several busy roads throughout the city seemed to work as well. However, I noticed that several smaller streets lacked data. In particular, Android Auto also shows the live speed limit.
In addition, Google Maps is also implementing the ability to see speed cameras on a much larger basis. For users in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India and Indonesia, the speed cameras will be marked on the map. An audible alert is also played when users approach these cameras as noted in a smaller release earlier this week.
It seems that these new features are coming through a server-side switch. As far as we can tell, you do not need updates to the Google Maps application, but you still want to make sure you're running the latest version from the Google Play Store or from the App Store on iOS.
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