Google Maps Adds Fuel Calculator In UK Directions

Google Maps has added a fuel calculator widget to the bottom of your driving directions, at least in the UK.

For example, if you are driving from Manchester to Edinburgh and scroll down to the bottom of the driving directions you will find a link to the fuel cost estimates. If you click on the link, it will let you adjust the price per liter.

Here is a picture:

Google Maps Fuel Costs

This is currently not available in the U.S. but I suspect it might come soon. Google has not yet announced this feature, nor do I see this feature in the “labs” are of Google Maps in the US.

Hat tip to Google Maps Mania for spotting this.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local

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  • http://www.xmakemoneyonline.com Alexander

    This sounds weird since not all cars use the same amount of fuel. So how exactly do they calculate it?

  • http://www.operatiuneaporcul.ro/ Gogea Porcu

    It seems some other guys got ahead of them, using – ironically – the Google Maps API: http://go-gas.com And it’s not just for UK.

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