Google Maps ‘could soon let you know when taxi drivers take you on dodgy routes’ with automated app alerts.
Google Maps has tested the new feature in India.
Yahoo News reports that the ‘off route alerts’ could warn riders that drivers have deviated from the quickest route, offering an alert when the driver has deviated 500 yards from the quickest route.
A ‘Stay Safter’ function has rolled out in India, with users invited to select ‘off route alerts’ which provides, ‘an alert if your taxi or ride goes off route’, says Yahoo.
Google Maps have also recently rolled out a speed camera detection feature, which you can read about here: http://smarthighways.net/google-maps-adds-speed-camera-feature/