For the first time, Google Maps will tell you how much you owe for a toll

by Ami Dalsania

Users in the United States, India, Japan, and Indonesia can now see an estimate of the toll price in Google Maps.

You’ll see an estimate of how much it will cost to get to your final destination before you begin navigation. To arrive at an estimate of toll fees, Google uses “trusted information” obtained from local tolling authorities. At the time of your crossing, Google takes into account factors such as whether or not there is a toll pass present. It also considers what day of the week it is.
Additionally, users will be able to choose whether or not to display toll prices with or without a toll pass in their account settings. This is due to the fact that in some parts of the world, the price is determined by the method of payment used. If you don’t want to pay the toll and would rather take a different route, you can select ‘Avoid tolls’ in the settings to avoid any routes that cross toll roads.

This feature was first announced by Google back in April. At the time, the company had stated that it was implementing a feature that would show the toll price in a route so that commuters could make an informed choice between toll roads and non-toll roads.

Almost three months after the launch of this feature, Google has begun rolling it out to the Android and iOS versions of the Google Maps app. The company’s community page was also updated to let users know about the change. Using trusted information from local toll authorities, Google says you’ll see the estimated toll price to your destination before you begin navigating.

If possible, you can choose to avoid routes that cross toll roads entirely by selecting ‘Avoid tolls’ within settings, according to the firm’s statement on the matter.

Google has stated that this feature will be available on nearly 2,000 toll roads in the United States, India, Japan, and Indonesia at the earliest. According to the company, this feature will be made available in additional countries in the near future.

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