Google Maps is expanding the ability to report crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns to iOS, and introducing four new types of incidents for users to report.
Google Maps is already a handy tool that helps millions of people find their way from one place to another. In the last few years, Google has also added several new features that not only help them do so more safely but also in a more convenient way. One of the most popular features for Android users so far has been the ability to report crashes, speed traps, and slowdowns in traffic, right from their phones.
Now, Google Maps is expanding the reporting feature to iOS, allowing iPhone users to take part in the reporting process.
The expansion will allow more people than ever to help the wider community stay more informed while behind the wheel.
Furthermore, Google Maps is now also introducing the ability to report four new types of incidents. These include construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road (i.e., debris, etc.). The new reporting features will help notify people about any of these “potential obstructions” in their path and help them plan any detours accordingly.
Google Maps users can report incidents, by tapping on the + sign and then on “Add a report.”
Reporting of crashes, speed traps, and slowdowns, is now rolling out on iOS, while reporting of construction work, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road, starts rolling out globally on both Android and iOS this week.
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