Google does not have a single one, but two large navigation applications, including Google Maps, which were developed from the ground up, and Waze, were purchased a few years ago. And the latter has an important advantage over Google Maps, it provides information on crowdsourced traffic that can be very helpful when getting driving directions. Traffic details including police traps, accidents, traffic jams, and others can be reported directly by other Waze users. And it looks like Google wants to bring some of these features to Google Maps.
Google is currently testing a feature that will allow users to report crashes and speed traps, Android Police report.
Support for incident reports on Google Maps was first discovered months ago, but this feature is actually in testing for some Google Maps users now, as seen in the following screenshot.
A new report button will appear at the bottom of the screen, at which point you will be able to tell Google whether you have an accident or speed trap. The feature only works in navigation mode, something that the Redditor can confirm, calling the feature "useless:"
You can only tell about speed traps if you are directed by a map. I don't need directions around my place of residence, but that means I can't map speed traps. Waze allows you to notify speed traps even if they don't direct you. Australia, Android. Am I wrong? I hope I'm wrong.
This feature is still under testing, and no one knows when it will make it for all Google Maps users out there. If you often drive and can use more direct updates about what's happening around you, then Waze might be a much better solution than Maps.