Google Maps first made the on-screen speedometer available to users in 2019. It was then available for select users in Asia, Europe, South America, UK and US. Gradually, the on-screen speedometer has been made available to more users across the world. Along with this, Google also shows the speed limit of the area in which the user is present. However, the speed limit function is not currently available in all regions. If the speed limit function is available in your area, here’s how you can activate it. Google tells its users not to rely on the on-screen speedometer gives advice,
How to activate speed limits in Google Maps
The speed limit for Google Maps is shown in the lower left corner of the map, above the bar displaying the duration of the trip, ETA, kilometers remaining, and options to turn off navigation and show the entire route. Here’s how you can activate it for Android smartphones:
- Open Google Maps.
- On the top right corner, click on the profile picture or your initials.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down to Navigation Settings.
- Go to Speed Limits setting and select it in On/Off.
If the user is driving above the speed limit on that road, he will be notified by Google Maps. That is, if your car is at a speed more than the speed limit of that road, then a notification is sent to you for this.
Although currently, due to the advancement of technology, the information provided by the apps can be trusted to some extent, but Google Maps still suggests to the users that the users make the right decision by using their discretion. That’s why Google Maps recommends checking the car speed in the speedometer itself.