After introducing speed limits in Waze to some users earlier this year, Google appears to be bringing the feature to Google Maps Navigation, at least for some users in the US.
The speed limit showed up for at least one user on reddit, who claims he’s in the standard Google Maps release and not in the Beta. The user was in the ‘Bay area’ around San Francisco, so it could possibly be on a slow rollout schedule around Google’s HQ in Silicon Valley.
In the screenshot of the new feature shared on reddit, the speed limit icon in Maps Navigation mode looks like a US speed limit sign. It’s possible this could get localised if it rolls out to other regions and countries – but it does appear to be a US-only feature at this stage.
There’s always exciting features being added to Google Maps – and speed limits are a very much requested feature for the Google Maps navigation team. We’d certainly welcome the inclusion here in Australia too. If you start seeing speed limits in Google Maps navigation, reach out and let us know.