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Apple Maps Testing New Feature to Report Accidents, Speed Checks Similar to Google Maps, Waze

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Apple Maps is getting a new update which will allow users to report accidents, hazards, and speed checks while navigating to a destination. The new update is currently limited to the newest iOS 14.5 beta release, though Apple is predicted to bring it along side subsequent public iOS release within the coming days.

The new feature looks quite almost like incident reporting available on Google Maps and Waze. Apple Maps users also can use Siri to report an event to Apple Maps using their voice.

A MacRumors report says that the updated Apple Maps app on the iOS 14.5 beta brings the feature to report incidents, which incorporates accidents, hazards, and speed checks. a replacement Report button for the feature appears alongside the prevailing Add Stop, Share ETA, Details, and Audio options. By pressing that button, users can select the sort of incident or hazard they need to report.

There is also the choice to report incidents using Siri. this suggests that you simply might be ready to report an accident on your route by saying, “Hey Siri! There’s an accident on the road”.

Apple Maps is probably going to use a particular number of reports to reflect incidents for all users. this is often almost like how Google Maps or Waze allows users to report incidents.

The MacRumors report says that aside from iOS devices, the reporting of incidents is additionally within the works for CarPlay systems. However, the feature is probably going being tested only within the US initially and at a limited capacity, as not all users on the iOS 14.5 beta are ready to spot it on their devices.

But nonetheless, Apple Maps is sort of likely to feature incident reporting for a bigger audience through the general public release of iOS 14.5. Apple is additionally expected to form incident reporting available for all major markets over time.

Incident reporting was initially available on Waze through crowdsourcing user reports about accidents, hazards, and speed checks. However, Google Maps introduced that very same experience in March 2019 — because of Waze’s acquisition.

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