Published: Sat, October 19, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Google Maps will now let you report speed traps on iPhone

Google Maps will now let you report speed traps on iPhone

If you're not familiar with Waze's signature feature, incident reports can improve navigation by providing real-time information about the traffic ahead and can help you choose a different route to avoid obstacles along the way. The update relates to reporting driving incidents and will allow iPhone users to finally communicate driving events like speed traps and crashes from within the application. One of the more popular features for the latter is the reporting of various things and incidents along the way.

Now iPhone owners who use Google Maps will gain the ability to report crashes, speed traps and traffic slowdowns, bringing iOS in line with Android. Make Maps more like Waze of course.

The new features for both Android and iOS will begin rolling out to users globally this week. Better yet, all those reports are going to be available over on the iOS version of Maps. To add an incident, there's a new comment button added just underneath the compass button in the upper right. Case in point: nearly seven months after Twitter made a new "Lights Out" dark mode available to iOS users, the company has finally gotten around to Android users (via Android Police).

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New to both platforms, Google is adding four new kinds of traffic incidents.

While Google also owns Waze, they would probably still want people to turn to Google Maps so they can aggregate all of that data and use it for other services.

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