Google gradually rolled out speed trap and reports of accidents in Maps for Android back in March. Today’s service adds more incident reporting types while adding iOS to the popular feature.
Because of this crowdsourced data reporting incidents on Google Maps, and Waze, helps to create a view of real-time road activity to improve navigation for all drivers. It’s one of the most popular features on Android, according to Google, and it’s coming to iOS now.
There is a new white FAB button with a bubble-esque text icon when using driving navigation. Check, alerts and compass appear below. Tapping slides up a sheet of seven types of reports with matching icons you can click quickly. Google Maps will allow you to cancel the report for a few seconds, but you have the option to immediately tap and “Confirm.” The whole experience is supposed to be seamless and bring you back to the user interface.
Until now, collisions, speed traps and traffic slowdowns included incident types. Today, Android and iOS are constructing, lane closures, disabled cars, and road objects.