Google Maps Will Now Estimate How Much You Will Pay For Toll

GOOGLE MAPS WILL NOW TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO PAY FOR TOLL FEES DURING YOUR JOURNEY

This new feature from Google brings a positive vibe to travelers because now they can set their budget more precisely before starting their journey.

Google Maps Toll Update
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Google is all about connecting you to the information you need to improve your life, and Maps has been jam-packed with it so far: it warns you about traffic jams, speed traps, and road closures, and it can even help you choose the most environmentally friendly route. But, despite everything it's told us, there's one glaring omission: tolls. We could tell Maps to avoid tolls for a long time, but Maps had no method of telling us how much tolls may cost. Thankfully, that's about to change, as toll rates begin to be implemented.

We originally saw that Google Maps was working on precise toll data last summer, but it wasn't until April that the functionality was properly disclosed. While the corporation stated at the time that tolls will be available soon, we have only lately begun to see them, with isolated reports last week leading up to greater availability over the weekend. With a recent post verifying the availability of toll information, Google confirms that things are indeed going wide.

Users in the United States, India, Japan, and Indonesia will be the first to see toll data in Google Maps, and while Google claims more countries will follow soon, it hasn't said which ones. Access is presently limited to Maps on Android and iOS devices, and no word on whether toll data will be added to Maps on the web.

There are a few more restrictions to be aware of. For one thing, Maps does not appear to display tolls for individual highways, instead of calculating a total for the entire trip. We also observe that Maps' statistics are "estimates based on toll pass prices," which seems like it includes E-ZPass-style transponder savings — if you pay cash, and especially if you drive a truck, trailer, or vehicle with many axles, you'll almost likely be paying significantly more.

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