Apple Users Can Now Report Accidents, traffic on Google Maps

Google Maps on iOS will now let users report road incidents right from devices.

Google is including incident report features on the iOS mobile platforms that will let users report road incidents like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from their devices.

This same feature was proved to be popular among Android users and that’s the main reason behind Google has decided to add it to iOS as well.

“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,” Sandra Tseng Product Manager, said Google Maps said in a statement.

The search engine giant has also expanded four new types of road hazards that can be reported through its incident feature.

“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’,” Tseng added.

Both features start rolling out globally this week. Recently, Google Maps has announced new improvements that would help people with vision impairment to navigate more easily. It offers more detailed voice guidance and new types of verbal announcements for walking trips.

Currently, it is available in English in the US and Japanese in Japan for Google Maps on Android and iOS. The feature is for visually-impaired people.

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