Earlier this year, Google Maps rolled out a new feature to help people avoid speeding tickets. Today, the company seems to be rolling out the reporting feature for speed traps and accidents more widely.
As posted on Reddit, there is a new icon with message icon with a plus sign in the middle. Tapping on that you will get two options — Crash and Speed trap. Gadgets Now can verify the presence of this feature in the latest version of the Android app of Google Maps app (v 10.11.1) but not there for the iOS app (v 5.12). Once you report either a crash or speed trap, you will also see others you have reported on the route. You can tap on them and reaffirm if that is what you spotted them as well.
Back in January, US-based internet search giant Google confirmed that Google Maps will show speed cameras in India on its mobile app. “Speed cameras will post for users in the UK, US, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, and Indonesia,” said the report. Further, US, UK, and Denmark will get speed limits of the routes that users take.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it is improving the capabilities of Google Assistant at tech show MWC 2019. The company also announced that it is bringing support for four new Indian languages to the Google Assistant. Along with this, the company will also be enabling voice typing for devices running on KaiOS. Google has announced the addition of four Indian languages to Google Assistant. The languages include Gujarati, Kannada, Urdu and Malayalam. Along with this, the company has also made it easier for the users to switch between languages. In order to change a language, users just need to say ‘Ok Google, talk to me in Telugu’. Google is also introducing pairs of bilingual support with Korean, Hindi, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch.