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Google Maps to let iPhone users help other road users

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Drivers who own an iPhone and who use Google Maps will reportedly be able to share traffic information with other road users. 

A new global Google Maps update is to allow iPhone users to report accidents, speed traps and traffic slowdowns in real-time.

Digital Trends reports the feature has been available for Android users for a while, but will soon be on Google Maps for iPhone.

According to Digital Trends Google Maps product manager Sandra Tseng said. “This feature has been on of our most popular on Android and we’re excited to expand it to iOS.”

Tseng also reportedly said another improvement to its reporting feature, for both Android and iPhone, will allow drivers to let others know about four additional types of incidents, namely construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects in the road, such as debris.

Google acquired navigation app startup Waze in 2013 for just over $1 billion and has since been adding some of its most popular features to Google Maps.


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