For many months, we were coming across certain rumours that Google Map is all set to introduce incident reports, such as alerting drivers to collisions and speed traps. Last month this feature was being tested on some users’ devices that further confirmed that soon this feature will be implemented. Finally, Google Map Speed Trap and Accident Feature is available for everyone.
Today some google map users have seen a new button in navigation mode that allows the user to report accidents and speed traps. Previously people could only report an accident or a speed trap when similar reports on your navigation route had come in. However, now you google has added a button for reporting such incident.
Via this feature, you will be able to submit data regarding collisions and speed traps. Google maps is looking into both speed trap warnings and crash reports, both of which are already available in its other transportation app. Some users can access these reports now, but it is not clear how many people are seeing them at this time.
You will be able to report when you see a police cruiser tagging speeders, for example, giving other users a warning to slow down before they get caught.
Right now Google has not officially announced this feature and may be at the start it is launched in chunks. It is only available for Android users yet, however it will be slowly rolled out for everyone. Google Maps has now started Showing Lime Bikes & Scooter.