Google Maps for iOS is gaining a new feature today that's designed to allow people to report crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns right from their iPhones.

Reporting traffic accidents and slowdowns has long been a feature on Android and now it will also be available for iPhone users to contribute to Google's crowd sourced incident reporting.

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Google is also introducing the ability to report on several kinds of new incidents, including construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects in the road, which will mean that Google Maps users will be notified when there is an upcoming traffic hazard.

Reporting an incident can be done by tapping on the "+" sign in Google Maps and the selecting "Add a Report." The new reporting feature will be rolling out to iOS users this week.

Top Rated Comments

C DM Avatar
59 months ago
Sounds like more of Waze features are getting integrated into Google Maps.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve217 Avatar
59 months ago
Will this be available for Hong Kong?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MisterSavage Avatar
59 months ago
Surprised that it took them so long to add this functionality considering that Google owns Waze.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
59 months ago

Waze clone
Well considering Google owns Waze...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boccabella Avatar
59 months ago
Speed traps? But Tim Cool said it was against App Store rules to aide and abet lawbreaking.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
59 months ago
Useful, especially if drivers can submit their reports by voice, so no need to touch their phones at all. I seem to remember Apple filing a patent for something similar years ago, so am surprised we still cannot tell Siri about accidents, road closures, etc.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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