Google Maps is initial to look at more like Waze. Today Google announced a series of latest features that would allow drivers using Google Maps app on Android and iOS to report speed traps, traffic jams, and accidents. Users will able to report other incidents and driving hazards, like lane closures, road construction, disabled vehicles, and objects in the road. All are essential Waze features and among the main reasons why the users choose for Waze over Google Maps. Already Google had offered accidents, speed trap, and traffic go-slow reports on Android.
The latest updates track a steady introduction of Waze additions to the Google Maps app. E.g., Google launched speed trap alerts and speed limits around 40 countries in Google Maps. It had been trying several driving threat alerts before. Also, Google Maps previously approved other Waze features, similar to the ability to add stops to your route while you in navigation mode even ability to sight nearby gas charges. When you are navigating the map in Google Maps, also add a report and choose from a long list that now includes: Slowdown, Crash, Speed Trap, Lane Closure, Construction, Disabled vehicle, and Object on Road. Also, Google is chipping away at several reasons why the public still turns to Waze. Morever, Waze is better for planning a trip through connecting to your Facebook or calendar or events, whereas Google Maps has focused on serving users to plan their travels. Waze is a carpooling service and more social.
The advantage of many more users switching to Google Maps has more aggregate data to aid power Google’s other products. From Google Maps Data collection is features like those show the modern times, wait times, and visit duration at businesses. And over, Google Maps is flying off point for “My Business platform” of Google, which has perplexing Facebook Pages through allowing Maps users to follow businesses to track events, promotions, and message the companies directly.