Google Maps just goes from strength to strength. Along with the company’s other products like Gmail, Photos and Google Pay, it has transformed the way we get things done. Google keeps adding new features, and most of those are real improvements to the service.
Crowd reporting of traffic incidents is an important signal for Google, especially around live navigation, when those incidents can affect safety or commute times. Today, Google is adding four new reportable traffic issues – construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects (debris) on the road.
Maps still doesn’t have the ability to report traffic incidents from Android Auto head units / in-dash systems, though.
Google also announced that incident reporting is now available for iPhone users, which is great for the whole Google Maps community – the more people making reports the more useful the map is to everyone. The new features are rolling out globally right now.