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Dutch tech blog iCulture this morning reported that Apple Maps is now showing speed camera information in at least some parts of the Netherlands, suggesting Apple is in the process of rolling out the feature in more countries.

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Image via iCulture

While navigating in-car with Apple Maps via CarPlay or on iPhone, drivers in a region where the speed camera feature is available are alerted to camera locations on roads via a yellow icon showing a camera with its flash in operation. Maps shows the location of fixed cameras that check for speed and stopping at red lights.

Currently Apple only lists speed camera availability in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, but today's report suggests the feature is coming to the Netherlands and potentially other regions, too. So far, alerts for speed cameras have been seen in North Holland's Haarlem region, so it could be a while before the country gets full rollout. iCulture notes that Apple Maps still doesn't show the maximum speed on Dutch roads.

Apple is working on a new Maps feature for iOS 14.5 or later that lets users report speed checks along a route, suggesting a future version of Maps could use crowdsourcing to alert drivers to mobile speed traps.

Update: Readers in other countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, and New Zealand have since contacted MacRumors to say they have also noticed the speed camera feature now appearing for them in Apple Maps.

Article Link: Apple Maps Starts Showing Speed Camera Information in Additional Countries [Updated]
 
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Ray2

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I’m really excited about this new feature. Just a few days ago I was using Apple Maps. As I drove down the road I noticed a street by the same name as the one I needed. About 5 miles later I was instructed to turn, turn again and another 5 miles later I was deposited where I was 10 miles previous and at my intended destination. Apple should really get out of the nav business. It has utterly no idea what it’s doing.
 

Nordichund

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We will soon be looking back wishing speed cameras were still in operation as in the future our cars will be controlled 24/7 by digital data and any fines for traffic infringements will automatically be deducted from our bank accounts. If the infringement leads to a driving ban our vehicles will then just stop.

I saw in China that one company had cameras in their lorry drivers' cabs and if the drivers were distracted more than say 3 times, such as yawning etc. they were then fined.

So as drivers do we use the technology to break the law or does the law use it to prevent us? Who knows, soon cars will be programmed so that in speeding zones it will be impossible for the car to break the speeding limit. Or would the state lose too much money in fines by doing something like that?

One thing for sure is I am glad that my crazy adolescent days behind the wheel are over and I had fun and never killed anyone along the way, though I did hurt myself after having a few crashes.
 

Geurt

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Sometimes things are rolled out in a country like the Netherlands first as a test: It's big enough to get plenty of feedback from customers, but not large enough to upset the whole world if it doesn't work properly.
There is a reason why a lot of big cities in e.g. the USA have Dutch roots, like New Amsterdam. Never underestimate the power of the Dutch, we are the prove that size does not matter :D;)!
 

pdaholic

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I once got a fine through the mail when a speed camera caught me going over the limit. I was sent a photo which clearly showed me driving. It was a hot day, and I was driving around essentially naked. Hopefully Apple Maps will prevent a repeat photo-op this summer.
 

Stephen.R

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Good, a hidden cops speed trap is borderline entrapment.

Is the cop is hiding under your dashboard pushing down on the accelerator? If not, please explain how it is "borderline entrapment"?

Furthermore, does your country have red-light cameras, that take a photograph when they detect movement through the intersection a second or so after the light turns red? Would you also consider those to be "borderline entrapment"?

What about cops patrolling the highway, and pulling over cars that are exceeding the speed limit, or otherwise breaking road rule(s)? Would you suggest that is also "borderline entrapment"?
 

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Certainly sounds like progress! A few more features like this and I can dump the dumpster fire that is Waze forever.

Regrettably for Apple Maps, a Waze-Google Maps combo currently have the largest, most engaged and most loyal user base and the iOS market share is not growing so rapidly worldwide. To improve this, Apple could bring Apple Maps to Android and the web, just as Google Maps did and still do. I also prefer Apple Maps UI and routing algorithms to anything else out there, but I live and drive in France, mostly, and we are still waiting for the “new” Apple Maps here. Waze is popular, but Google is pretty much a golden standard here for data accuracy.

I will check if the speed cameras pop up for me tomorrow on my usual 100 km drive. 🖐
 

komki

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I got speed camera warning yesterday in Finland from iPhone. I switch between Google Maps and Apple Maps, I am quite sure I was using Apple Maps yesterday. 🤔
 

Stephen.R

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I once got a fine through the mail when a speed camera caught me going over the limit. I was sent a photo which clearly showed me driving. It was a hot day, and I was driving around essentially naked. Hopefully Apple Maps will prevent a repeat photo-op this summer.
Double check the fine. Maybe you weren't speeding after all and just didn't like what they saw :p
 

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Update:Readers in other countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, and New Zealand have since contacted MacRumors to say they have also noticed the speed camera feature now appearing for them in Apple Maps.
I'll be sure to report back in the year two-thousand-and-never when this feature is rolled out to Thailand, because enforcing posted speed limits - even with an automated machine - is too much like hard work, so police policy is essentially YOLO, do what the **** you want.
 

one more

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We will soon be looking back wishing speed cameras were still in operation as in the future our cars will be controlled 24/7 by digital data and any fines for traffic infringements will automatically be deducted from our bank accounts. If the infringement leads to a driving ban our vehicles will then just stop.

I saw in China that one company had cameras in their lorry drivers' cabs and if the drivers were distracted more than say 3 times, such as yawning etc. they were then fined.

So as drivers do we use the technology to break the law or does the law use it to prevent us? Who knows, soon cars will be programmed so that in speeding zones it will be impossible for the car to break the speeding limit. Or would the state lose too much money in fines by doing something like that?

One thing for sure is I am glad that my crazy adolescent days behind the wheel are over and I had fun and never killed anyone along the way, though I did hurt myself after having a few crashes.

This is my concern too. With everything super linked up and interconnected, soon we might not be able to open our fridge door, with Siri shouting at us that we had just recently eaten! 😋

IMO, it took us long enough to naturally grow and mature not to require being supervised and baby-sitted, and I value my freedom to direct my own actions and assume full responsibility for them too much to delegate it to a third party.
 

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No need for this in the UK. The cameras are on every other over head gantry and every set of road works is a 50pm average speed limit for miles and miles and miles.
 
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mw360

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I saw in China that one company had cameras in their lorry drivers' cabs and if the drivers were distracted more than say 3 times, such as yawning etc. they were then fined.
That wasn't China, it was Amazon.

 
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