Google Maps will soon display toll estimates

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Google keeps on adding new features and it is now planning to add one more soon. Now Google Maps will display toll estimates and other prices that you might incur on your road trip. This feature is useful as users will get time to decide whether they want to avoid toll roads or continue on the same road.

when you head out on a journey, you are surprised with too many toll gates on your way. So if Google Maps is able to provide you information about how much the total toll would cost and how many toll gates will fall on your way, you can easily decide whether you want to take that road filled with toll gates or not. This could also help users in saving time.

The cited source noted that a message was sent to the Google Maps preview program users, which confirmed that Google Maps will soon receive this feature. So one will soon be able to check out toll prices and other expenses on their road trips.

This could be another feature Google may borrow from a mapping app called Waze, which it acquired in 2013. Waze displays the estimated toll prices. The app had started displaying estimated tolls three years before Google even began testing the feature. The Waze mapping feature is only available in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Israel, Latvia, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Spain, Uruguay, and the US. Waze in its FAQ page notes that toll prices in Waze are estimations, they don’t replace actual prices set by the toll operators, which are published on their websites and road signs.

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