Android users of Google Maps have been enjoying some features that iOS users have yet to get. But that is changing soon as the iOS Google Maps app will gain the ability to report speed traps. The update will also bring the ability to report crashes and traffic slowdowns which is equally handy.
Users of both Android and iOS will also see a new feature that will allow them to report incidents–construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road. Some of these features have been on the Waze app for a while now and since Google purchased that company, it has slowly rolled those features into Google Maps.
Google Maps has always helped people get from point A to B in the easiest way possible. Today, we’re adding more tools that reflect real-time contributions from the community so you can stay even more informed when you’re behind the wheel. Here’s what’s changing:
First, we’re adding the ability for people to report crashes, speed traps and traffic slowdowns right from their iPhone. This feature has been one of our most popular on Android, and we’re excited to expand it to iOS.
Second, we’re introducing the ability to report four new types of incidents–construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road (like debris)–so you can quickly know if you’ll encounter one of these potential obstructions on your ride, and plan accordingly. To report an incident, simply tap on the + sign and then on “Add a report.”Google
Both of these features will start rolling out to iOS and Android users this week in an update so keep your eyes open.
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