Apple Maps is getting Google and Waze-like accident reporting – The Verge2 min read

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/9/22275558/apple-maps-beta-accident-speed-trap-reporting

Apple Maps will give you a confirmation that your report has been sent.

Apple is bringing speed, mishap, and danger check reporting to Apple Maps. The function is presently just offered to users with the iOS 14.5 beta, and is similar to user-reporting functions discovered in Waze and Google Maps.
When youre using the function, you (or ideally a guest) can push a new Report button in the bottom tray, and select what kind of occurrence or hazard youre reporting. You can even do this utilizing Siri: I was also able to state “theres a speed trap here” or “theres something on the road.” MacRumors shows that the interface is available on the CarPlay variation of Maps, too.

Screenshot: The Verge

This user-centric reporting function is now something that all the major maps app either have, or have in advancement. While this function was popularized with Waze, its been available in Google Maps because April of 2019, so Apple is playing catch-up here (like its also trying to do by including user-generated photos and reviews to Maps). It is worth keeping in mind, however, that Apples variation has way fewer options as of today– Googles, revealed listed below, is far more thorough.

Googles report user interface has more options for hazard/incident types.

Screenshot: The Verge

There is one odd thing to point out with Apples variation, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the truth that the feature is in beta. You might have discovered in the Google Maps screenshot that Apples and Googles icons for accidents and speed traps look extremely similar. Here are Apples once again for comparison:

These are Apples icons. See the similarities?

Screenshot: The Verge

While this feature was popularized with Waze, its been available in Google Maps since April of 2019, so Apple is playing catch-up here (like its also attempting to do by adding user-generated pictures and evaluations to Maps). There is one odd thing to point out with Apples version, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the feature is in beta. You might have noticed in the Google Maps screenshot that Apples and Googles icons for accidents and speed traps look extremely similar.

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