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Google Maps now shows you information about toll prices on your route – TechCrunch

Google Maps now helps you plan your trip better with a new feature that adds up the tolls on your route so you can choose the option that’s cheaper or has no toll.

The feature is available to users — both on iOS and Android — in the US, India, Japan and Indonesia, with support for more countries on the way. Previously, Google Maps only showed you whether tolls are charged for a particular route.

The company has collected tolls from local authorities for nearly 2,000 roads in those countries. Given the extensive road network in these regions, it’s not much, but it’s a start.

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“We look at factors such as whether or not you have a toll pass, what day of the week it is and how much the toll is expected to cost at the specific time you cross the toll,” the company said in a forum.

“You have the option within the settings to display toll prices with or without a toll pass – because in many countries the price changes based on the payment method you use.”

The switch to see toll prices is enabled by default, but you can change it under Settings > Navigation > View Toll Prices

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The company first announced this feature in April. But we have seen tweets about the rollout of the feature for users in recent weeks. The new Google Maps forum post confirms wider availability.

Last week, the app made it easier for you to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the area you’re visiting.

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