Google Maps Test Showing Traffic Lights on Android

Google Maps Test Showing Traffic Lights on Android

Google Maps Test Showing Traffic Lights on Android

AlbertflexAlbertflex in July 09, 2020

About a year ago, Apple launched a new feature into its Apple Maps that display traffic lights locations and stop signs, both of which would assist drivers to navigate through their journey. To this moment, Google Maps was yet to implement this feature, however, a recent report by the guys at Android-Life says that Google has finally added traffic light locations in its Google Map.

In another statement, Google disclosed that: “To help people stay better informed on the road, we’re testing a Google Maps feature on Android that shows the location of traffic lights in select cities across the U.S,”.

We've been made to understand that this isn’t the first time Google Maps has shown traffic lights (they’ve been available in Japan for a number of years now), but it’s a significant expansion for the feature. Google is testing the feature in US cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the company plans to expand it across other countries.

Also, Droid-Life went on to disclose that Google Maps has not started using the traffic lights as part of its route guidance, atleast not yet. Althought Apple's Siri voice assistant has integrated this feature into its direction making it possible for Siri to tell you to "turn left at the next traffic light" instead of the old fashion way turn right after a certain number of feets.

Finally, if you can see this feature on your Google Map, please let us know in the comment section.

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Tags: Google Google Map Traffic Lights Android

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47 Comments

Joyous31Joyous31 in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Google is improving, we will be expecting more exicting features from them

UmagraphicUmagraphic in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Great news, goggle always impress me. one day am gonna work with you

HomogeniusHomogenius in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

This would be a really nice addition, being able to know which routes are free and know when the next traffic light goes Green, sounds interesting.

AysamAysam in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

That is really really great. With the fact that one will anticipate a traffic light before even getting there. Good upgrade.

Oluyemi863Oluyemi863 in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

It seems we are going to upgrade the Google Map app on our phone before this feature can show forth. Anyway, kudos to them.

Bassey619Bassey619 in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

This would be nice, especially using such data on ARC GIS . recently this features are not included in google earth local maps, it will really show one places of lowest and highest traffic jam (agglomeration).

Grandee20Grandee20 in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

That's a great step for Google... including features like this could help careers and businesses who use Google maps have an upgrade

GloryblossomGloryblossom in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

This is really awesome. It will help lots of people in navigating their way through traffic because you know where to expect traffic light especially the RED light. Then you will know if there will be lots of people before taking up speed passing through a bend.

EmmanuelblueEmmanuelblue in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Google is all about finding information and more... This is really an important feature that helps drivers and other road users ato located their destination without inviting causing trouble. This will also help Ubers in their work.

OptimistrezpektOptimistrezpekt in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Brilliant incentive,... This feature is going to be awesome. it will help road users and as well reduce the risk of RTA

Kenneth500Kenneth500 in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Google is improving, we will be expecting more exicting features from them and we will be happy.

Isaacdemiladeobaremi1Isaacdemiladeobaremi1 in Jul 10, 2020 Reply

Bravo to the new development, Google has never disappointed in the invention of new features.

Whemi30Whemi30 in Jul 10, 2020 Reply

That's a welcome development, Nigeria is here also,,help us to be able to use that feature in our country also Thanks a lot..

ChiemelaChiemela in Jul 10, 2020 Reply

Wow this is absolutely brilliant idea I don't even have any idea that google can come up with this great idea well thanks to them.

Hehis13Hehis13 in Jul 10, 2020 Reply

What an healthy competition between both companies. Well it's nice add the traffic light feature in the google map atleast it would assist one in navigation and changing trajectory

OlabamideleOlabamidele in Jul 10, 2020 Reply

Good for Japan and US. Honestly, we need such technology in Africa more. For it would enhance road safety techniques and thereby reduces accidents and confusions. May this expansion reach us quick!

IfecocyrilIfecocyril in Jul 11, 2020 Reply

Any way what does that mean because Google is all about finding information and more... This is really an important feature that helps drivers and other road users ato located their destination without inviting causing trouble. This will also help Ubers in their work.

MftsodiqMftsodiq in Jul 11, 2020 Reply

Wow oooooooooooo. Technology is improving time to time all days. I think we need to upgrade Google map now.

Unique2014Unique2014 in Jul 11, 2020 Reply

Google is trying now by making their users excited. They should add street and the Point where the next caller was in their map.

AkhibsAkhibs in Jul 11, 2020 Reply

I have never seen this feature on google map. But its a good advancement for the app. Just hope with time his feature will be in more countries including Nigeria

RussellRussell in Jul 11, 2020 Reply

That is really really great. With the fact that one will anticipate a traffic light before even getting there. Good upgrade.

Yusuf122Yusuf122 in Jul 11, 2020 Reply

Bravo to the new development, Google has never disappointed in the invention of new features. 100%πŸ‘ŠβœŠπŸ‘πŸ’“

AysamAysam in Jul 12, 2020 Reply

That is really great. With the fact that one will anticipate a traffic light before even getting there. Good step taken there.

OlabamideleOlabamidele in Jul 12, 2020 Reply

This is a nice addition. With this traffic lights and stop signs, drivers can navigate through their journey easily. Good work!

MarlaneMarlane in Jul 14, 2020 Reply

Google is just the best and creative really good to know and I love it I only see this in movies is good.... Thanks alot for this update

AjuzieprinceAjuzieprince in Jul 15, 2020 Reply

That's a great step for Google... including features like this could help careers and businesses who use Google maps have an upgrade

Bankole31Bankole31 in Jul 15, 2020 Reply

This is good ant it will enable driver to navigate on the roads and control the speed limit whenever you are getting to a particular point with traffic light on the road.

Kazzolat214Kazzolat214 in Jul 15, 2020 Reply

Google is improving, we will be expecting more exicting features from them and we will be happy. Up Google

AngieAngie in Jul 15, 2020 Reply

That's nice but I haven't seen one on my Google maps. If this feature can come to Nigeria it will be good. At least we can know where to pass at one time and where not to pass.

LadyomaLadyoma in Jul 16, 2020 Reply

Goggle is upgrading so well. It is a nice feature nd improvement... Yes I've seen it on my goggle map.

RoebrizovyeRoebrizovye in Jul 16, 2020 Reply

It's a perfect way of locating one's destination before arrival at destination.

Hamzahharuna4129Hamzahharuna4129 in Jul 17, 2020 Reply

That is really really great. With the fact that one will anticipate a traffic light before even getting there. Good

Yusuf122Yusuf122 in Jul 17, 2020 Reply

Honestly, we need such technology in Africa more. For it would enhance road safety techniques and thereby reduces accidents and confusions. May this expansion reach us quick!

Hamzahharuna4129Hamzahharuna4129 in Jul 17, 2020 Reply

seems we are going to upgrade the Google Map app on our phone before this feature can show forth. Anyway,

Hamzahharuna4129Hamzahharuna4129 in Jul 17, 2020 Reply

That's a great step for Google... including features like this could help careers and businesses who use Google maps have an upgrade

AlabialabiAlabialabi in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

Wow, really brilliant improvement. This will go a long way in easing people's travels.

20202020 in Jul 18, 2020 Reply

It's a perfect way of locating one's destination before arrival at destination.Goggle is upgrading so well. It is a nice feature nd improvement...

Mustaphaumar3934Mustaphaumar3934 in Jul 19, 2020 Reply

That is really really great. With the fact that one will anticipate a traffic light before even getting there. Good upgrade.

FataiFatai in Jul 22, 2020 Reply

This would be nice, especially using such data on ARC GIS . recently this features are not included in google earth local maps, it will really show one places of lowest and highest traffic jam (agglomeration).

Bigdaddy2020Bigdaddy2020 in Jul 25, 2020 Reply

This would be a really nice addition, being able to know which routes are free and know when the next traffic light goes Green, sounds interesting.

KrizbeatzKrizbeatz in Jul 27, 2020 Reply

Wow this is a perfect way of finding one's location

NasbeeNasbee in Jul 27, 2020 Reply

This would be nice, especially using such data on ARC GIS . recently this features are not included in google earth local maps, it will really show one places of lowest and highest traffic jam (agglomeration).

NasbeeNasbee in Jul 27, 2020 Reply

Any way what does that mean because Google is all about finding information and more... This is really an important feature that helps drivers and other road users ato located their destination without inviting causing trouble. This will also help Ubers in their work.

SoundgodSoundgod in Jul 27, 2020 Reply

The ability to anticipate a traffic light before even getting there is nothing short of great. Good job Google

Dominic2004Dominic2004 in Jul 28, 2020 Reply

We really need features like this to work in Nigeria, especially in places like Lagos were the traffic is hectic. So that one will know what route to follow in other to avoid traffic and get to work on time and I know it will get to Nigeria in no time. Kudos to googleπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œfor doing a great job.

Ayomidee311Ayomidee311 in Aug 07, 2020 Reply

This is really awesome. It will help lots of people in navigating their way through traffic because you know where to expect traffic light especially the RED light. Then you will know if there will be lots of people before taking up speed passing through a bend. This is really an important feature that helps drivers and other road users to located their destination without causing trouble. We love Google. Good job Google

PatchamPatcham in Aug 13, 2020 Reply

a great step for Google... including features like this could help careers and businesses who use Google maps have an upgrade

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