Google Maps Mobile and Waze Working Together To Add Real-Time Incident Reports
The Google Maps and Waze team are working together to integrate incident reports from Waze users into Google Maps for Mobile. The Waze app will also get Google Search integration. After a beta test was successful, the Waze Map Editor also now includes Google Street View and satellite imagery.
“This means when Wazers report accidents, construction, road closures and more on Waze, the updates will also appear on the Google Maps app for Android and iOS in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the US,” stated Google Maps VP Brian McClendon. “The Waze community will also benefit from two new features. First, the Android and iOS versions of the app have been updated with Google Search. Wazers will now have access to even more search results when navigating. Google Search joins other search providers making it easy to find favorite businesses and any local address.”
Google acquired Waze back in June.
[Source: Google LatLong Blog]This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry