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These days, navigating through unfamiliar roads is no longer a worry, what with Google Maps and Waze leading you to the right direction. The data and information both applications provide are pretty accurate, and something you can definitely rely on.

So what’s new with Google Maps and Waze?

Google Maps



On both the Android Auto and Maps app, Google is reportedly adding speed limit indicators to help drivers avoid getting a ticket. If they follow the indicator, that is. This feature, however, is nothing new, as it already exists in both Garmin and Waze. Based on a few glimpses posted online, the speed limit sign appears either in the lower left corner of the app, or the bottom right of the in-car Android Auto Interface.

The US and the UK Android users claimed to have seen the speed limit indicators for a short time, before it disappeared. It is not clear as to when the new feature will be officially rolled out in Google Maps.

Waze

While Google Map intends to spare drivers from a speeding ticket, Waze wants to keep them on the right track inside tunnels where GPS signals are likely to disappear. The idea is to keep motorists connected through a low-cost battery-powered beacons that transmit map connections using a Bluetooth signal. Every beacon has a coverage of 1.6 km or 1 mile, and gathers data from Waze’s database that covers about 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) around the world.

The tunnels that are already equipped with the Waze beacon are Fort Pitt and Liberty in Pittsburgh, and another one in Israel. There are also plans to install beacons in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.

With both Google Maps and Waze helping motorists reach their destination safe and sound, driving around town, even in unfamiliar territory, would no longer be a problem. Google Maps helps you find places of interest too.

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