Google Maps will now let you report accidents
October 20, 2019

More Waze features are coming to Google Maps.

Google Maps may be one of the most used apps on my smartphone. Aside from finding places that I normally have no idea on its location, it’s also one of the superior GPS services that I have used. Today, Google has announced that iOS users can now start reporting accidents, slowdowns and even speed traps on Google Maps. This feature is already present on the Android version of Google Maps, and it’s great that iOS users will get the function as well.

Google Maps will also let you report more details about the incidents that you face on the road. This includes construction, road closures, stalled vehicles and even debris that may be blocking the road. To do this you can tap the + sign on the app and select Add a report. This will then take you to a window where you can specify which type of incident is blocking the road. This way, other users on Google Maps can also see the obstruction where they can plan their journeys and avoid getting stuck in traffic.

This feature is already a staple part of Waze, also one of the popular GPS apps used by drivers, which is also owned by Google. Many speculated that Google Maps will eventually inherit all the features of Waze, but that shouldn’t happen anytime soon.

Google Map’s new incident reporting feature will soon roll out to all devices soon.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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