The Google Maps speed limit function shows users the speed limit of the road they are walking on and warns users when the speed limit is exceeded. Google Maps also shows users the speed they are driving, but it is recommended that users check their speed on the car’s speedometer. The speedometer in the app is for reference only, and users should not rely on it entirely. When navigating, the speed limit is displayed in the lower left corner of the map, just above the bar that displays the estimated time of arrival (ETA) and other information.
Google Maps provided users with a screen speedometer for the first time in 2019. At the time, it was available to specific users in Asia, Europe, South America, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Gradually, on-screen speedometers have been made available to more users around the world. In addition, Google will also display the speed limit in the user’s area. However, the speed limit function is not currently available in all regions. If the speed limit function is available in your area, you can enable it in the following ways. Google advises users not to rely on the on-screen speedometer.
How to activate the speed limit in Google Maps
The speed limit of Google Maps is displayed in the lower left corner of the map, above the bars showing the duration of the journey, estimated time of arrival, remaining kilometers, and the option to turn off navigation and display the entire route. Here is how to turn on this feature for Android smartphones:
In the upper right corner, click Profile picture Or your initials.
Scroll down to Navigation settings.
Go to Speed limit Set to turn it on or off.
If users exceed the speed limit on the road they are driving, Google Maps will also notify them.
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