The UK has banned Google Maps from its roads, in an attempt to make it easier for drivers to find the right route to a destination.
Google Maps is one of the most popular mobile operating systems in the world, with millions of people using the app to find their way around the world.
But it’s also an important tool for many of the world’s largest internet companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as for many small businesses, including coffee shops and restaurants.
Google said it was “currently working to make the UK’s road map more accessible” but did not provide further details.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Al Jazeera.UK road safety chief Andrew Parker said the government’s new restrictions would make it harder for drivers and passengers to make a safe trip.
“The road safety act aims to ensure the safety of people and the safety and wellbeing of those in the roads,” Parker said.
“But these changes will also reduce the number of people who can access Google Maps, so it’s a good thing for the UK.”
Google said that the company would soon begin using its mapping app to map out the UK.
“We’ve been working with the government on making our maps more accessible to everyone and we’ll be using this tool in the coming weeks,” Google Maps product manager Paul Gilding said.