Google Maps for Android and iOS now displays estimated toll prices
The search giant has revealed that Google Maps will now provide an estimate of toll fees in your travel. This function was announced in April, but it has recently begun to roll out to users in India, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States, with additional nations to follow.
According to the firm, the new function will enable customers to verify expected toll charges and find viable toll-free routes before starting a journey.
Google said on Tuesday that Android and iOS users in India, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States would be able to acquire an estimated toll charge for roughly 2,000 toll roads using the Google Maps app.
“Thanks to trustworthy information from local tolling authorities, you’ll see the expected toll fee to your location before you start navigating,” the business stated.
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According to Google, the function considers whether or not the user has a toll pass, what day of the week it is, and how much the toll is estimated to cost at the time the user will be crossing it.
Google Maps users can see toll charges with or without a toll pass “since the price varies according to the payment method you choose in various regions.” If you choose ‘Avoid tolls’ from the options menu, you’ll also have the option of avoiding toll roads.
Users may access the various alternatives by tapping on the three dots at the top of the app to access route options or swiping up while on the Google Maps page that offers instructions, according to the firm.
You’ll notice some details about the location and the opportunity to “Change toll options.” Choose an option to access other routes, if any are available.