Apple users can now report accidents, traffic on Google Maps | Tech News

Apple users can now report accidents, traffic on Google Maps

Google Maps on iOS will now let users report road incidents -- like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 17:30 IST
Apple users can now report accidents, traffic on Google Maps
Apple users can now report accidents, traffic on Google Maps (Google)

Google is introducing incident report features on iOS mobile platform that will let users report road incidents -- like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices.

The same features proved to be popular among Android users, which is why Google has decided to bring it to iOS as well.

You may be interested in

MobilesTablets Laptops
23% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
  • Green
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
24% OFF
Google Pixel 128GB
  • Black
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
16% OFF
Google Pixel 7 Pro 5G
  • Obsidian
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
Samsung Galaxy S23 5G
  • Green
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage

"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 on Thursday in a statement.

Also read
Looking for a smartphone? To check mobile finder click here.

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.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 18 Oct, 15:01 IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS