Google Maps is the quintessential browser, the tool that every driver turns to when he wants to go to a place and does not know the exact way. Nevertheless this is just one of its functions, because the application also allows you to explore the area in which you are, showing the best rated restaurants, for example; create your own map, see the inside of a street, thanks to the Street View option; check the traffic, know the speed limit or even order a taxi.
However, within this wide range of applications, Google has wanted include a new function that has delighted drivers: a warning from the speed cameras, both fixed and mobile. Information that was already provided by other apps outside the technology giant, but which you can now enjoy without having to close the browser, turning it into an even more complete tool.
How can you activate this option?
As with the rest of the Google Maps functions, you must activate the option for it to work at full capacity on your mobile phone. To do this, you must enter navigation mode and mark the departure and arrival points of your route. Once the route has been traced, in principle, should exit automatically all the radars that you will find on the way.
These are divided into two types: the fixed ones will appear in yellow and the mobile ones in blue. Of course, only a few are shown in the preview, the rest you can see by zooming in on the map and on the determined route. Once in navigation mode, the speed cameras will not only appear on the screen, but also you will receive an audible warning so that you are aware of their presence and slow down.
On the other hand, you can also click on each of the radars, although this does not provide any use. It only indicates when it was the last time your location was updated and, in some cases, a question will be sent to the user to find out if the radar is still at that point.
Despite the great reception that this function has received from users, it is important that you know that it is an approximate location, at least in the case of mobile radars, since reporting their exact location is illegal. As for fixed radars, the section in which they are found has also been published by the General Directorate of Traffic itself.