Google Maps has now added road incident reporting to iOS devices. The new feature will drastically expand the number of users that can report on traffic issues, which will improve the platform's ability to provide up to date information. Additionally, Google has increased the number of different issues that can be included in road incident reporting. The list now includes construction, disabled cars, lane closures as well as objects on the road.
The Waze navigation app, which is owned by Google, has had reporting features on it for some time, and Google has now optimized the features to be included on Google Maps.
As more users report traffic incidents, the platform can better inform other users, meaning more traffic information will help the platform predict traffic.
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