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Apple Maps to get accident reporting features like Waze, Google Maps

10 February 2021 0

Apple has started testing a new Apple Maps feature that will make the stock iOS maps and navigation application more useful than it is now. This new feature is about reporting different traffic and road-related accidents. It is similar to what Waze introduced first and was later picked up by other map applications like Google Maps.

The Apple Maps accident reporting functionality is pretty much limited at the moment. It supports reporting accidents, hazards, and speed traps. The feature is available as "Report" and can be seen alongside existing options like Add Stop, Share ETA, Details, and Audio. Tapping on this option will give you options to choose the kind of incident you want to report.


Another way of reporting accidents on Apple Maps is through Siri. It is reported that voice commands like "there is something on the road" and "there is a speed trap here" should also do the job perfectly. The feature is also accessible through the application available on Apple's CarPlay for users who have a compatible vehicle.

If you are interested in using the feature, you would need to be a beta tester and on the iOS 14.5 beta version. It should become available for public usage in the near future. There is a possibility that Apple might restrict the feature to the United States initially and then expand to other markets gradually.


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