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Google Maps is testing Waze's cool incident reports feature


And the latter has one crucial advantage over Google Maps, it provides crowdsourced real-time traffic information that can be really helpful while getting driving directions.


Support for incident reports in Google Maps was first discovered months ago, but the feature is actually in testing for a few Google Maps users right now, as seen in the following screenshot.


The new report buttons should appear at the bottom of the screen, at which point you’ll be able to tell Google whether you’ve encountered a crash or speed trap.


I don’t need directions around where I live, but that means I can’t map a speed trap.


Waze lets you notify of speed traps even when it’s not directing you.


The feature is still in testing, and there’s no telling when it’ll make it to all Google Maps users out there.






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