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Google Maps to warn South African drivers about speed traps

Google’s Maps app will now warn South African drivers about speed limits and speed traps. The Internet giant has revealed it is rolling out the functionality to more than 40 markets around the world, including South Africa.

The features are being integrated from Google’s popular navigation app, Waze, US technology news site TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.

Previously limited to a small number of markets, the new features will also reportedly warn users about mobile speed traps and not only permanent speed-enforcement cameras.

Countries now seeing the speed cameras are Australia, Brazil, the US, Canada, the UK, India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia and Zimbabwe, TechCrunch said, citing a Google spokesman.

Google acquired Israel’s Waze Mobile, which develops the Waze app, in June 2013.  — (c) 2019 NewsCentral Media

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