Google Maps adds speed limit info to Android Auto

21 Jan
Google Maps logoGoogle Maps has finally begun to roll out speed limit information for drivers using the application across the U.S. The additional feature is an unusual example of Google playing catch up since rival apps have shown drivers local speed limits for years. Engadget reported last Friday that speed limit info is now rolling out to users after an update...

Google Maps update adds ‘commute’ functionality and music controls to app

2 Oct
Traffic in Los Angeles on Google MapsFor those with a commute that can vary wildly in terms of traffic, Google’s got a new solution in its immensely popular Maps app. The company announced Monday that it would be rolling out an update this week featuring a “Commute” tab that allows users to check what type of traffic they’ll face in the morning and afternoon...

NJ town wants to wipe itself off the map, literally

13 Jan
Waze now supports infotainment screen operation in FordsLeonia, New Jersey, is a small borough of with less than 10,000 residents. It’s located just on the east side of the Hudson river from New York, and it wants to wipe itself of the map. Literally. This isn’t some ill-conceived joke about New Jerseyan self-immolation (they can’t even pump their own gasoline), but rather one...

Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads

13 Dec
Audi traffic light informationThe days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major roads. “A lot of people get in the car and...