To let travellers know how much they’d be paying a toll tax throughout their journey, Google Maps is adding a new “estimated toll price” feature today.
This is going live in India, Indonesia, Japan, and the US, where people can check where the tolls are in their destination path, and how much they’d be paying at each toll. Google fetches this data from the local authorities, and said that they will be adding more countries soon.
Toll Taxes on Google Maps
Google Maps is already loaded with a number of features to aid people in their searches, travels, etc. Adding to this is a new feature called estimated toll prices, which Google is rolling out in India, Indonesia, Japan, and the US.
People in these countries will be able to see a new option in settings – See toll pass prices – which displays the estimated toll fees in your destination path. This data is fetched from local authorities, and thus subject to change.
This comes a week after Google Maps gained support for Air Quality Index in select countries, where it shows the AQI scores of various regions in the selected area. Now, checking the estimated toll prices may make people reconsider traveling on that path, and choose another.
While showing the data, Google considers 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.” Aside from this, people can also check for fuel-efficient routes, and get suggestions to avoid highways and ferries.
The estimated toll taxes support the rolling out of nearly 2000 toll roads in the above-said countries, with more regions adding soon.
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