The Google Maps GPS mapping and guidance application will be entitled to several new features. Among them, the arrival of information on the price of tolls.
Planning a highway route is going to be more convenient on Google Maps. The mobile application is enriched with several features, including that on the price of tolls. The Mountain View company detailed the new features for Maps in a blog post published on April 5, 2022. They will be rolled out worldwide, little by little.
Prices from toll operators
” We take into account factors such as the cost of using a toll pass or other payment methods, the day of the week, as well as the expected cost of the toll at the exact time you will pass it “says Google. The data displayed is that which the company obtains from the companies operating these crossing points, in order to have reliable information.
The announcement being very recent, the deployment of the option has barely started. For the moment, four countries will be served as a priority: the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia – more than 2,000 routes are concerned. Other countries will also be entitled to it soon, but Google does not provide a timetable or a list of states. But France will undoubtedly benefit from it.
Google already offers the price of tolls in France through Waze, its subsidiary which provides a community GPS guidance service. The prices displayed are not taken from motorway concessionaires, but they are entered by Internet users who use the application. This estimate gives a rather faithful order of magnitude of the cost of the journey, even if it is not always to the nearest penny.
We have known for several months that Google wanted to provide the cost of tolls on Maps. A survey on this theme was spotted last year. Of course Google Maps will allow in its settings to specify whether you want to establish routes including toll roads or not. This is what Waze already offers, as well as ferries, ferries or unpaved roads.