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Google Maps: Activate the function for speed camera warning!

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Recently updated on September 29, 2023 at 07:56 am

Google Maps: Activate the function for speed camera warning!

[Update: 18.09.2023] This post was updatedto take more recent information into account. Since speed camera detectors are actually forbidden and even to one Fines (€) Google Maps does not offer this function in Germany. But what many do not know: With a little skill, you can still use the function on your device. But first one more Info: If a driver is caught using a speed camera warning app while driving, there is a risk of a Fine of €75 and 1 point in the driving aptitude register. After all, that's what traffic enforcement systems are for and ripped off, ahem, too protect!

Google maps speed camera detector

Since speed camera warnings are allowed in other countries, Google Maps shows them in 40 countries Speed ​​traps on. The current maximum permitted speed is also always displayed. The function can be used in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, USA, Canada, UK, India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Zimbabwe and Tunisia.

Google Maps: Activate the function for speed camera warning!

If you don't live in one of these countries and still want to use the speed camera function, you can do the following Trick to use the feature at least on Android, to make accessible. To avoid a fine, however, we recommend only using the function on smartphones from passengers to use.

Update: The legal situation for the passenger has changed. There is more information about this HERE

Denn only according to the road traffic regulations, the actual driver can be prosecuted for using speed camera apps. With a small detour, you can make speed traps visible on Google Maps as an Android user. You only need the free one for this TomTom AmiGO speed camera app.

Useful when performing, are display overlays, which show you helpful app functions as a window over other apps. So you don't have to switch back and forth between apps. Exactly this feature uses the free speed camera app from the navigation system manufacturer TomTom and can show you speed limits and speed cameras via other navigation apps such as Google Maps at any time. Because you can position and customize the information box as you wish, you are well protected against accidental speeding. All stationary and mobile speed cameras that are known to the TomTom database are also displayed.

Activate the speed camera feature on Google Maps: Here's how

In order to have speed camera warnings displayed on your Google Maps, you first need the most up-to-date version of the app. However, the method also works with other navigation apps. Then download the free TomTom AmiGO Android app Download and launch the speed camera app in the default full screen view. Now click on this in TomTom AmiGO speedometer item, which should be on the left edge. Click on the box below "Overlay Mode". Then click on the overlay and use the button below in the middle to select the portrait format. So you can move the speed camera warning to the edge of the screen.

You should now see your current GPS speed directly in Google Maps and Receive speed camera alerts. More than five million users keep the data in the TomTom database on stationary and mobile speed cameras up to date. An important clue: the use of speed camera and navigation apps consumes a lot of energy and therefore quickly drains the cell phone battery. So take a power bank with you or charge your smartphone with the car adapter in the car. A lot of MByte of mobile data is also used, which, depending on your tariff, can result in additional costs for your mobile phone provider.

Google Maps: Activate the function for speed camera warning!

Google Maps Speed ​​Camera Warnings – What Users Need to Know!

Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps worldwide. While Speed ​​cameras from Google Maps may not be displayed in Germany due to legal regulations, the feature is available in 40 other countries including Great Britain, available. Does Google Maps show speed cameras? Yes, but not everywhere. In Germany, violations result in a fine of €75 and 1 point. An interesting workaround for Android users who Radar warnings from Google Maps want to receive is the integration of the TomTom AmiGO speed camera app. The Google Maps camera alert can be displayed through overlay capabilities on Google Maps, informing users of speed limits and speed cameras.

Google Maps: Activate the function for speed camera warning!

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  1. Thank you; I appreciate this article. I have just moved to a new area, and my Google Maps does not show the speed limits that I should be adhering to. It is easy to miss the speed signs on the side of the road when one is driving in an unfamiliar area. 🙂

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