Engadget has reported that Google Maps to introduce incident reports, such as alerting drivers to collisions and speed traps.
A few months ago, APK analysis hinted towards such a move, and now the recent appearance of this feature on some users’ devices makes the implementation confirmed.
Google Maps Adds Collision & Speed Trap Reports in New Test
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 that 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. That particular feature has proven controversial with law enforcement.
According to users who are seeing the feature:
Google Maps prompts drivers to confirm whether a previously reported crash is still present when they approach the area. Users can also report a speed trap, but say they’re not given the option to confirm its presence.
Google started testing the two new features at some point in the recent past but it only came to light after some users spotted the new reports.