To make google maps More useful, Google has now added the ability to report accidents and rush, a feature that was first seen in Waze, a navigation app that is quite popular in the United States.
However, Google doesn’t stop at that. In the future, people will be able to report a greater number of road incidents on Google Maps. A report in 9to5Google states that the incident report on Google Maps has now been updated and allows users to include traffic slowdowns.
Previously, users could report accidents, police checkpoints and speed cameras. However, there was no way for users to manually enter an update that would indicate a traffic jam for others.
To make it easier for users to report incidents that cause a delay, including accidents, Google has added a new dedicated “Add a report” button to its Maps app.
To access the feature, all you need to do is press the up arrow from the bottom of your device screen. Another way to access it will be by pressing the report button directly from the navigation in the application, which is right next to the audio and magnifying glass buttons.
This can be done while still receiving instructions from Google, so users would not even have to exit navigation to report an event.
The feature will begin development this week. But as of now, it is not known whether the feature will be exclusive to Android or available to those who also use iOS devices.
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