Google Maps adds traffic incident updates from Waze

22/08/2013

The first benefits of Google's $1 billion acquisition of map software service Waze will appear today.

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Real-time traffic reports from Waze app users will now appear on the Google Maps app for Apple iOS and Android.

The reports include accidents, road closures, construction and other incidents.

Meanwhile, Waze users will gain access to Google search and Street View. The updates to both services will be available today.

Waze provides turn-by-turn directions and real-time incident reports filed by its community. The app boasts about 30 million users.

Read the Google blog post here


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