In a post on its community page, Google said that “to help make the choice between toll roads and regular roads easier, we’re rolling out toll prices on Google Maps for the first time.”
How will the toll fee feature work?
Before you start navigating, you’ll see the estimated toll price to your destination. Google relies on “trusted information” received from local tolling authorities to arrive at the estimated toll fees. “We look at factors like having a toll pass or not, what the day of the week it is, along with how much the toll is expected to cost at the specific time you’ll be crossing it,” Google explained.
Further, users will have the option within settings to show toll prices with or without having a toll pass. This is because in certain areas in many geographies the price changes based on the payment method people use. If you don’t want to pay the toll and want to take another route, there is also the option to avoid routes crossing toll roads entirely, if possible, by selecting ‘Avoid tolls’ within settings.
We checked the feature on Google Maps for iOS and could see it live. However, it’s not available for every route. For example, when we searched from Delhi-Jaipur or Delhi-Udaipur we could see the estimated toll fees. But when we checked for Delhi-Chandigarh, Google Maps didn’t show the estimated toll fees. Google has said users will start seeing toll prices on Android and iOS for nearly 2000 toll roads in the US, India, Japan and Indonesia. So it’s not clear how many toll roads in India are part of this Google Maps feature.