Monday, December 11, 2023

Why Google Maps and Waze show different speeds

Many times we pass a speedometer and doubt if the speed shown by our speedometer and our applications is true because sometimes, when passing 53 km/h through a 50 km/h zone we are not fined . Below we will tell you why this happened.


DGT speed radars are something that is present in our lives, it is enough to mention that last year almost four million complaints were issued for exceeding the permitted speed.

In other countries such as France, special weight and noise radars are already used, which are two new methods to monitor the circulation of vehicles, especially in urban centers. Although it has not yet been implemented in Spain, noises have already been tested in Barcelona. Let’s remember that Barcelona is one of the cities with the most restrictions on vehicles and it is not unusual to start seeing these collection systems on our roads if they work properly in neighboring countries.

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So, how fast are we going?

Our car’s speedometer and GPS applications like Maps or Waze will likely show speeds that are slightly different from your actual driving speed. It is obvious that this is done deliberately with the intention of showing a speed that is much higher than the real one in order to help you, precisely so that you do not fall into the hands of the DGT radars, which are specifically installed to detect excessive that speed.

In this sense, we must remember that by law, the speedometer is not allowed to show a false speed if it is lower than the real one, which can get builders and developers into trouble. In other words, Google Maps, Waze and your own car do not mislead you, but actually show you a slightly higher speed, usually on average, about 2 or 3 km / h than the real one for you own salvation and to Let us not be caught in any excess.

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Fear not, both the brand and the apps are deliberately deceiving you to take care of your safety and your pocket.

Differences between them

However, there are likely to be slight differences between your own cinemamometer and the applications, as they are configured differently.

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