Apple Maps Incorporates HAAS Safety Cloud to Improve Roadway Hazard Alerts

Apple's Maps app in the United States has incorporated real-time roadway hazard information from HAAS Alert Safety Cloud, making the app better at notifying users of upcoming safety issues.

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According to a blog post announcing the integration, HAAS Safety Cloud is the "most comprehensive and trusted digital alerting platform for roadway safety."

Drivers that are approaching emergency vehicles, incident responders, work zones, and other hazards on the road sourced by Safety Cloud will now receive an alert in Apple Maps. Digital alerts about upcoming hazards in the road improve driver safety and can reduce the risk of crashes.

HAAS Alert's SVP of Connected Vehicle, Jeremy Agulnek, said that the company applauds "Apple for prioritizing driver safety and taking steps towards achieving the Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries."

The Maps app has had safety alerts about upcoming road hazards for some time now, but the addition of information from the HAAS Safety Cloud will make the alerts more comprehensive.

(Thanks, Jordan!)

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Top Rated Comments

ignatius345 Avatar
28 months ago
Now that I'm driving a ton more, my one beef with incident reports in Apple Maps is that they throw out a request for confirmation (ie: is the hazard still there), but that confirmation dialog ("still here" or "cleared") expires before I even reach the hazard location.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
28 months ago
It certainly haas potential :cool:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CheesePuff Avatar
28 months ago

This is a great addition. Safety first! Waiting for a day when Waze partners up with Apple Maps.
Waze is owned by Google so you'll be waiting a long, long time...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
28 months ago

This seems awesome.
How can I test it?
Cause an accident? :p
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uptownnyc Avatar
28 months ago
Apple Maps needs an offline mode. Like fully offline, downloaded to the device maps - not "we cached it when you started driving" mode.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
28 months ago

This is cool, but does it work WITHOUT navigating? In Waze, I can just have the app open, and the alerts come through... no navigation route needed.
That would be nice. I often input my destination and let Maps run even though I don't need directions. I leave the voice prompts set to "hazard only" so I get warnings about stuff. It's also handy to see my ETA or see if traffic is piling up somewhere.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)