Google has decided to compete with taxi drivers with the help of Google Maps. According to Google, the scams will soon be a thing of the past. With the new function called Stay Safer, Google Maps will notify you when the taxi driver deviates from the route.

Taxi drivers trying to scam their customers are better off wary because Google Maps is testing a new feature that notifies users when the most logical route is being ignored by the driver.

It is a known worldwide problem: rogue taxi drivers who unnecessarily make a big detour in order to push up the fare.

If it depends on Google Maps, such practices will soon be a thing of the past. The new function within Google Maps called 'Stay Safer' automatically notifies users when the taxi deviates more than 500 meters from the “logical” route.

The notification makes the user aware of the possible scams.

The feature is currently being tested in India, a country where some rape cases where taxi drivers sexually abused their female customers have led to great dismay.

It is not yet known when 'Stay Safer' will be rolled out globally.

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