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Apple Maps rolls its speed camera feature out to more countries

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What you need to know

  • Apple Maps has rolled its speed camera feature out to more countries.
  • The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, and more have now gained the feature.

Apple Maps is extending the rollout of its speed camera feature to new countries after users in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Norway, and Sweden began to notice the feature over the last few hours.

Apple describes its speed camera feature as a safety one, giving users the chance to anticipate slow-moving traffic when they are about to reach it.

A helpful heads-up to slow down. Maps lets you know when you're approaching speed cameras and red‑light cameras along your route so you can anticipate potential slowing traffic ahead. You can also see where individual cameras are located on the map.

The rollout was first noted by iCulture after it went live in a couple of countries. Various people have taken to social media to share that they are also seeing the feature as well. Previously, it was only available to those in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Users will of course see the new speed camera feature when using CarPlay, while some users have also reported receiving push notifications when reaching a speed camera. That particular feature doesn't appear to be live for everyone, however.

Don't have a car with CarPlay built in? No problem, you can add an aftermarket one, too. We've already covered some of the best CarPlay-enabled audio receivers around. An underrated feature, CarPlay puts your iPhone's screen onto your car's dashboard to make it not only easier to use, but more importantly safer, too. Navigation and music apps are particularly great via Apple CarPlay.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

1 Comment
  • You don't need CarPlay to get this new speed camera feature, I started getting it a few days ago via my plain old bluetooth audio car connection. Here in Sydney it also warns you when approaching red light cameras, but sadly not the dreaded 40 km/h school zones.