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Google Maps App Can Now Show You Toll Prices

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Google Maps is finally enabling toll prices info across its Android and iOS apps. The feature is live in the US, India, Indonesia, and Japan. While Maps has long provided helpful information on eco-friendly routes, toll booths, speed traps, or the traffic on your path, the addition of toll prices has been long overdue.

The Maps team has been working on showing toll prices since last year

As Android Police notes, Google has been working on this feature since last year. But the announcement didn’t come until April 2022. The rollout has been pretty staggered since then, and it’s now making its way to more devices.

The pricing information is gathered via local tolling authorities, Google said. However, Maps won’t show you tolls for each road. Instead, it will display a full estimate of the tolls you would pay throughout your trip.

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Google Maps Toll Prices

“We look at factors like having a toll pass or not, what the day of the week it is, along with how much the toll is expected to cost at the specific time you’ll be crossing it,” Google said on the Maps support page.

“You will have the option within settings to show toll prices with or without having a toll pass–as in many geographies the price changes based on the payment method you use. You will also still have the option to avoid routes crossing toll roads entirely, if possible, by selecting ‘Avoid tolls’ within settings.”

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It’s unclear if toll prices will ever appear on the web version of Google Maps. Google said the feature would be available in “nearly 2000 toll roads” across the launch markets. There was no specific information on when it will be available in other regions, barring the customary “coming soon.”

Google Maps users can now get more information on air quality

An update to Google Maps last week brought an air quality layer to determine if the air around you is safe. Although this feature was first announced in March 2021, it is only now making its way to more users.

The new air quality layer is only available across Australia, India, and the U.S. Users can enable the new layer via the layers section, which lets you switch between satellite, hybrid, and default map views.

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