Google has announced a series of new features that will allow drivers using the Google Maps application to report accidents, radars and traffic jams in real time.
Now, the user will be able to provide information on Google Maps by selecting some of the available options: collision notices, fixed radar or mobile radar notices, retention notice, notice for works, notice for cut lane, notice for unused vehicle.
These new features were already included in Waze, a GPS application that allows users to contribute in real time with traffic informatio , which is also owned by Google. Many users chose to use Waze before Google Maps when planning their road trips because they could have access to that service. Now, they can comment in real time also on Google Maps.
It is not the first time that Google Maps adopts Waze features. Last May it incorporated the warnings for speed limits and alerts for radars in more than 40 countries, as well as the possibility of adding a stop on the route you want to make or the possibility of seeing the different rates of the stations of nearby service.
All this information that Google Maps collects will serve to provide information to other Google products. For example, the data that is collected through this application serves to subsequently show Google the waiting time in a business or the hours in which there is more influx in a location.
In addition, this information that Google Maps collects provides content to the Google.
The new features of Google Maps will begin to be implemented worldwide, on Android and iOS, throughout this week.