Google Maps has already become a reliable partner for many Android and iOS users as the app no longer just helps them navigate through heavy traffic. less than a week ago, Google has announced that Maps will be able to: monitor air quality in the United States so you can plan your outdoor activities accordingly. We’re pretty sure many more new features will be added that may have nothing to do with navigation, but the most recent one will definitely help you focus completely on your driving without thinking about…tolls.
From today, Google Maps shows toll pass prices on both Android and iOS platforms. It’s a handy feature that allows users to choose which road they want to take, either the shorter route that requires a toll pass or the longer one that won’t cost you a cent.
According to Google, the new feature will display the estimated toll price to your destination before you even start driving, which is possible thanks to the company’s partnership with local toll authorities. The algorithm that presents you the road choices and toll prices takes into account several variables, such as whether or not you have a toll card, what day of the week it is, and how much the toll is expected to cost at the specific time you’ll get it. to cross.
More importantly, the new feature comes with a toggle within settings that allows users to view toll prices with or without a toll pass, as the price changes based on the payment method you use in many regions.
Google Maps users also retain the option to completely avoid routes crossing the toll road if possible by choosing the “Avoid Toll Roads” option in the settings.
As for availability, Google announced that Maps users on Android and iOS should start seeing toll prices for about 2,000 toll roads in the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia. It’s probably not much, but Google said more countries will be added in the not too distant future.