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Google has rolled out a new feature in Maps for users in India, the US, Japan and Indonesia that will give an estimate of toll charges on a given route.

According to the company, the feature is available for “nearly 2000” toll roads in the US, India, Japan, and Indonesia for its iOS and Android apps, and it plans to add support in more countries “soon.”

Google is bringing a new feature to Google Maps

Google is bringing a new feature to Google Maps that will tell users the estimated toll charges they will have to pay on their road trips. The new feature, rolling out for users in India, US, Japan, and Indonesia.

The new Google Maps feature will show users the estimate of toll charges on a given route. According to the company, the feature is available for nearly 2,000 toll roads in the US, India, Japan, and Indonesia combined. The feature is rolling out for its iOS and Android apps, and it plans to add support in more countries “soon.” Google in April announced to roll out toll prices on Maps in India, the US, Japan, and Indonesia that will help users make the choice between toll roads and regular roads.

The feature is available for “nearly 2000”

According to the company, the feature is available for “nearly 2000” toll roads in the US, India, Japan, and Indonesia for its iOS and Android apps, and it plans to add support in more countries “soon.”
Google in April announced to roll out toll prices on Maps in India, the US, Japan, and Indonesia that will help users make the choice between toll roads and regular roads.
With this new update, users can now find the estimated toll price to their destination even before the trip starts with toll pricing information from local tolling authorities.
Google said that displayed toll pricing is based on “trusted information from local tolling authorities,”
“Google Maps will estimate the total toll price to your destination based on factors like the cost of using a toll pass or other payment methods, the day of the week, and how much the toll is expected to cost at the specific time the user will be crossing it,” it said.

You will first see the traffic information followed by tolls.

When you pull up the bottom information panel, you will first see the traffic information followed by tolls. Clicking on ‘Tolls’ you can change the settings of Google Maps to avoid highways, avoid tolls, avoid ferries, etc. All of these can be toggled on or off and Google Maps will reroute you accordingly.

Google Maps shows you all this information before you actually start navigating allowing you to pick the best route that works for you economically and time-wise. For example, avoiding national highways and toll roads will save you money, but it might add a couple of hours to your journey.

Google says that it relied on “trusted information” from local tolling authorities to give you estimated toll fees. “We look at factors like having a toll pass or not, 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,” Google explained.

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