Google Maps Gets Another Useful Waze Feature With Traffic Slowdown Reporting


Just recently, Waze's incident report feature arrived on Google Maps, letting users alert other drivers in case they see any traffic anomalies along their route. Another excellent feature is making its way over: traffic slowdown reporting.

The ability to make note of various road incidents, such as traffic jams, has been one of the best features offered on Waze. Why it's taken this long for it to arrive on Google Maps is unclear, but Google Maps users may now take advantage of it from here on out.

Google Maps Gets Traffic Slowdown Reporting

The latest version of Google Maps on Android now includes traffic slowdown options within incident reporting, 9to5Google reports. Before, users were able to report crashes, police checkpoints, and speed cameras, but there was no option to manually enter a traffic jam for other drivers to see.

The feature should roll out this week, according to 9to5Google. It's not clear if it's also coming to iOS, however, but they likely will, perhaps sometime after Android folks receive the update. Google has yet to comment on the feature's availability.

It was an odd journey for the incident report feature. In November 2018, users got a sneak peek at the new option. A month later, it popped up for more users, but didn't work for some. Google removed it and then put it back in a functional state. Now, it appears the Waze feature is firmly embedded within Google Maps, which should be a boon for drivers in the country.

Incident Reporting Availability

It's worth noting that Slowdown is called Congestion in the UK English version of Google Maps. In India, meanwhile, only two types of reports are available, with Speed Trap absent. Keep in mind that incident reporting hasn't rolled out in all countries. Make sure to check back with Tech Times as the feature makes its way to more users.

Google Maps is available on iOS and Android as a free download.

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