Apple Maps Users in the Netherlands Can Now Report Traffic Incidents

Starting with iOS 14.5, Apple Maps gained the ability for users in the United States to report incidents, such as accidents, speed checks, hazards, and more. Now, the feature has been expanded to ‌Apple Maps‌ users in the Netherlands.

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According to iCultre, Apple has expanded the feature for ‌Apple Maps‌ users in the Netherlands, and this expansion follows the addition of other features for ‌Apple Maps‌ in the country such as speed limits.

When users report an incident along their route, Apple uses that information to help inform other users and ensure that it's taking accidents, hazards, and other events into account when calculating the best route. The feature is available on iPhones running iOS 14.5 and later.

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Top Rated Comments

GDF Avatar
37 months ago

Absolutely ridiculous that Apple added the 'Speed Check' feature. This is supposed to improve the safety of the roads by fining drivers that put others at risk on purpose. Apple has completely lost its moral compass, not specifically with this feature, but in general. On the one hand, they want to protect children with mass surveillance, on the other hand, they are making our roads less secure by thwarting police surveillance. I feel this is what Steve was talking about in 2010: changing the core values and letting it slide as they get bigger and get more influence.
That does protect people, just like Waze does. It makes people slow down. Brilliant move by Apple. So far in US, it does not make a difference, as I have not seen anything on Apple Maps yet. Continue to Waze.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Station Grey Avatar
37 months ago

Absolutely ridiculous that Apple added the 'Speed Check' feature. This is supposed to improve the safety of the roads by fining drivers that put others at risk on purpose. Apple has completely lost its moral compass, not specifically with this feature, but in general. On the one hand, they want to protect children with mass surveillance, on the other hand, they are making our roads less secure by thwarting police surveillance. I feel this is what Steve was talking about in 2010: changing the core values and letting it slide as they get bigger and get more influence.
The point of speed traps is to act as a deterrent against speeding. Therefore, the more warning the better.

In reality, the police tend to hide speed traps and/or keep them secret, but that just proves that they're for revenue raising instead of safety.

Either way, forewarning is good for everyone.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
error Avatar
37 months ago
That’s good. Now give us the option to get directions when riding a bike. We have a lot of bikes in the Netherlands you know.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
37 months ago

Absolutely ridiculous that Apple added the 'Speed Check' feature. This is supposed to improve the safety of the roads by fining drivers that put others at risk on purpose. Apple has completely lost its moral compass, not specifically with this feature, but in general. On the one hand, they want to protect children with mass surveillance, on the other hand, they are making our roads less secure by thwarting police surveillance. I feel this is what Steve was talking about in 2010: changing the core values and letting it slide as they get bigger and get more influence.
I'll just add this. Close relative of mine is a state police officer, and he tags himself as police in Waze when he is parked and doing speed checks. His logic is that anything that slows people down is a good thing.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
37 months ago
Nice to see this expanding out. Definitely something people want / use in their mapping app.

Regarding the comment implying Steve wouldn't do this, I doubt Steve would have cared - he used to park his car in a handicap spot at Apple cause it was so convenient.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ikir Avatar
37 months ago

Absolutely ridiculous that Apple added the 'Speed Check' feature. This is supposed to improve the safety of the roads by fining drivers that put others at risk on purpose. Apple has completely lost its moral compass, not specifically with this feature, but in general. On the one hand, they want to protect children with mass surveillance, on the other hand, they are making our roads less secure by thwarting police surveillance. I feel this is what Steve was talking about in 2010: changing the core values and letting it slide as they get bigger and get more influence.
Every navigation app do that, while I understand your point, this is applicable to every navigation app ever.
Also the point is to make road safer, most users will keep attention and drive slower.
PS: there is no mass surveillance in a has match, it not not photos scan.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)