The Google Maps application for Android has started to show the location of traffic lights, as they have been able to test on Droid Life. As is customary in Google, the function is reaching progressively and firstly to a small group of users in the United States, so it is normal that even if we have the beta it does not appear.
However, we are going to tell you how this feature of displaying traffic lights works, “inherited” from Apple Maps, an application that has had this function for a year since they included it with the launch of iOS 13.
Traffic lights on Google Maps
Google is adding the location of traffic lights to Google Maps progressively. These are shown by a small icon that shows us their position. These will be shown both on the app’s own map and in the navigation mode, so at all times we know the location of these traffic lights. Regarding whether they are in green, red, or amber, at the moment there is no information on this, only on the location.
The icons are small, but they increase their size somewhat when we enter the navigation mode.
The icons, as we can see in the images, are quite small, but they increase in size when we enter the navigation mode. This feature allows us to get an idea of the traffic lights on the route, even opening the door in the future to find the routes that include the least number of traffic lights. Specifically, the version in which the function is jumping for a small group of users is 10.44.3, although there are already versions above it.
It remains, therefore, to arm yourself with patience since these functions usually take weeks or even months to reach the rest of the world. It will also remain to be seen whether or not the feature will reach Europe or Asia as, for the time being, testing appears to be restricted to the United States.