Google Maps on Tuesday introduced a set of options that may roll out to customers in choose international locations, together with India. The service will enable customers to examine estimated toll costs earlier than a visit begins, and might establish accessible toll-free routes. Google Maps for iOS has additionally been up to date with a pinned widget on the Dwelling Display, in addition to direct navigation from an Apple Watch. The corporate has additionally introduced that an upcoming replace will carry Siri and Shortcuts integration with Google Maps on iOS, arriving later this 12 months.
In an announcement on Tuesday, Google revealed that customers in India, Indonesia, Japan and the US will be capable to entry toll costs on the Google Maps app, later this month. Customers can have entry to estimated toll pricing earlier than they start their journey, and the corporate says that the toll costs characteristic will depend on info from native tolling authorities. Google says that assist for the toll costs characteristic in different international locations is “coming quickly”.
The toll costs characteristic may even enable customers to calculate the price of tolls on their route, whereas taking to consideration various factors — together with fee strategies like a toll cross, the day of the week, the time of day, and so forth. The corporate says that Google Maps will provide particulars on over 2,000 toll roads.
For customers who wish to keep away from tolls altogether, Google Maps will proceed to supply the choice to search for toll-free routes altogether. Based on the corporate, customers can merely faucet on the three dots on the high of the app to entry route choices and choose Keep away from tolls to entry various routes, wherever accessible.
Alongside the brand new toll costs characteristic, the corporate additionally introduced a brand new replace for iOS customers that may carry a brand new pinned journey widget exhibiting them journeys they’ve pinned of their Go Tab on the newest model of the Google Maps app. Based on Google, the brand new pinned widget will present customers their arrival time, when their subsequent public transport journey will depart, and recommend instructions and routes for customers preferring to drive.
The replace may even carry improved Apple Watch assist, together with the power to navigate mechanically on the smartwatch — this might be accessible to customers in a number of weeks. Customers may even be capable to add a “Take me house” shortcut to their display screen, which can immediately begin navigation on the Apple Watch, the corporate mentioned.
Google Maps may even acquire entry to iOS Highlight, Siri, and Shortcuts integration later this 12 months, in accordance with the corporate. Customers will be capable to arrange Shortcuts on iOS, permitting them to make use of voice instructions like “Hey Siri, get instructions” or “Hey Siri, search in Google Maps”. These options might be accessible within the coming months, in accordance with Google.