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Google Rolling Out Its Maps Feature for iOS

Google Rolling Out Its Maps Feature for iOS

Google is rolling out Google Maps on iOS and is introducing a handful of latest incident report types, together with lane closures and debris on the road.

Over the past year, Google has been grabbing features from Waze and putting them into Google Maps on Android, together with collected traffic reports, on-screen speed limits, and potential speed traps.

In June, it added a speedometer next to the existing speed-limit indicator that launched earlier in the year. As the news reported in May, Google started rolling out speed limits, speed cameras, and mobile speed cameras in over 40 countries. A month earlier, it began testing reports for slowdowns to assist drivers in searching for other routes to keep away from traffic jams.

Now iPhone owners who use Google Maps will gain the ability to report crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns, bringing iOS according to Android.

And due to Apple CarPlay support for Google Maps, iPhone owners should be able to see some of these Waze features on the infotainment system.

Google can also be enabling reports of four new types of incidents for each Android and iOS. These include construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects like debris on the road.

To report an incident, users can tap on the data bar at the bottom of the app, tap the + sign and then tap ‘Add a report.’ Users can select between Crash, Speed Trap, Slowdown, Construction, Lane closure, Disabled vehicle, or Object on the street.

The integration of Waze features in Google Maps executes what many believed Google would do after acquiring Waze in 2013, however that is only beginning to ramp up over the past year.

The iOS features and the new incident report types are rolling out globally this week, based on Google.

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