Aug 20th, 2013

google maps waze accident

Wondering what Google would be doing with Waze after they bought the crowd-sourced mapping service? The web technology company has just announced that Google Maps users will now be getting real-time incident reporting powered by the swift and informative community surrounding Waze.

Reports on construction, road closures, accidents and more will be coming to those with Google Maps in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

On the flip side, those with Waze will now be getting searches powered by Google Search, as well as Street View and satellite imagery tools for the app’s map-building feature. This is the first of many updates, too, as Google says they will continue to bring together the best of Waze and Google Maps in the future.

Many had their doubts about this acquisition at first, but if these latest developments are anything to go by I’d say this marriage was a lot more fruitful than we expected it to be for both sides of the equation. Download Google Maps and Waze from the Google Play Store if you want to upgrade your navigation life.

[via Google]

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