First previewed for a very limited group of users in August of last year, Google Maps is making toll estimation on your routes official and available to everyone. Additionally, users will be able see improved navigation details for travelers who are unfamiliar with certain roads.
Google will consider many factors in determining the cost of tolls. As explained in its blog post, “We look at factors like the cost of using a toll pass or other payment methods, 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.” To start, this information will be available for nearly 2,000 toll roads across the globe. Maps will also let you know if a toll-free option is available for your trip.
The next weeks will see additional navigational information, including improved stop signs and traffic lights locations. Google has begun to show medians and islands in selected cities.
Keep an eye out for these changes in your Google Maps app very soon.