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Now Google Maps Warn You If Your Taxi Goes Off-Route

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The Google Maps app incorporates a stunning new feature. This is an alert to warn the user that the route taken by his taxi has moved away from the logical route. Thus, the service of Google intends to ensure the safety of its users, but also protect them against dishonest taxi drivers. This new feature of Google Maps, which follows the integration of a speedometer, is currently available in India.

Google Maps Allows You To “Stay Safe”

Road directions are the heart of Google Maps, and Google is constantly bringing content to its application to make its service even more effective. Sometimes these “innovations” come late. This is the case of the recently added speedometer, which simply displays the speed of the vehicle and warns drivers when they exceed the speed limit.

Google maps stay safe feature

However, the all-new feature of Google Maps is a surprise: it’s about allowing users to “stay safe while moving on a taxi“. Indeed, this function of the GPS application alerts the user every time his taxi moves more than 500 meters from the “logical” trip to reach his destination. A distance that should allow leaving room for driving preferences, deviations or even the avoidance of traffic jams. Thus, Google Maps wants to ensure the safety of its users, but also allow them to avoid being ripped off by their taxi driver!

The feature is very easy to access as it is available in the route search. Just press the “stay safe” before starting the navigation, to control the route taken by his driver. This new feature of Google Maps is currently available in India. Very soon, it passes globally.

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