Google owns not one, but two great navigation apps, including Google Maps, which was designed from the ground up, and Waze, which was bought a few years ago. The latter has a distinct advantage over Google Maps: it provides real-time traffic information in real time, which can be helpful when driving directions. Traffic details such as police traps, accidents, traffic jams etc. can be reported live by other Waze users. And it looks like Google wants to integrate some of these features into Google Maps.
Google is currently testing a feature that allows users to report crashes and speed traps, reported by Android Police .
Support For incident reports on Google Maps was first discovered months ago, but the feature is currently in the testing phase for some Google Maps users, as shown in the screenshot below.
The new report buttons should appear at the bottom of the screen. At this point, you can let Google know if you've detected a crash or a speed trap. The function only works in navigation mode, which was confirmed by a redditor. He calls the function "useless:"
You can only inform about speed monitoring when instructed by the card. I do not need directions, but I can not map a speed trap. With Waze, you can be notified of speed traps, even if you do not receive instructions. Australia, Android. Am I wrong? I hope I was wrong.
This feature is still being tested and it is not clear when it will reach all Google Maps users out there. If you drive a lot and need more live updates about your environment, Waze could be a much better solution than Maps.