In the summer, Google begins to test Waze-like reports in Maps for incidents as a crash. Now it seems that…
In the summer, Google begins to test Waze-like reports in Maps for incidents as a crash. Now it seems that the company is based on the feature of new Google Maps reporting features that some users see.
According to a number of Reddit users as well as a Android Polis tipster, Google Maps for Android tests a new reporting option. With this add-on to the app, users can report speeds as well as crashes on their way in navigation mode.
Unfortunately, this seems to be a very early and rough test of this feature. Users who have access note that the reporting option only appears when the app automatically detects the interface. Apparently this is done when similar reports have already been entered, but it is unclear exactly where original data comes from. Probably, Google would add a button that allows users to report these events to the user interface when widely used.
In theory, it is a great win for users to add Google Maps reporting features. With such a large user interface, people-resourced data would make all commuters a bit less hectic and give Maps more data to work with for other features. Hopefully, Google will continue to test this in the coming months. Leave a comment below if this feature is live for you.
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