Google Map reporting feature for both accident and speed trap may be rolling out in max across the globe
Earlier this year Google Map added several new features to the platform and it includes 3D view, Speed trap, Accident reporting feature among other, although the update launched as a beta version, and it was limited to only a few locations, however, that may have changed already.
Google now seems to be rolling out the full version of the feature to more locations generally around the globe, but, while the update cannot be achieved manually, the company is rolling it out to users in pieces, so, if you get a notification on your map that looks like a new icon, then never mind, as it is not another messaging service from Google. Rather, it’s a shortcut for opening up the new reporting feature for speed traps and accidents. Just like the features on Waze, for those who know, the new Google features give users the ability to take part in reporting accidents they see along their route and speed traps.
The features are reported to have undergone several tests carried out by the company over a period of 8 months, dated back to last year summer. During that period, the company later refined that interface, and now it’s pretty close to what we’re seeing today.
Over the past week, it seems that Google has expanded the availability of this feature by quite a bit. Personally, I just noticed it live for the first time this morning and our own Kyle Bradshaw first noticed it last week. Another reliable source also informed that the feature was going live over the weekend and even just this week. It does seem to be a server-side switch, though, as some users on the same version don’t see it live just yet. So far, this seems to be Android-only as well, but it is certainly going to reach out to everyone in a matter of a few days, weeks maybe.