How to add incidents in Google Maps and what they are for

The incidents in Google Maps are an increasingly popular tool that allows us to warn other drivers of the obstacles to avoid.

One of the latest features of Google Maps is the possibility of adding road incidents. These types of incidents allow us to notify other users of the platform, in the same way that the indications of other users will be useful for us on our journeys.

In recent days Google has added a lot of news in the incident section, and taking advantage of the arrival of these we tell you how you can add them to the map, in addition to explaining what each of the incidents is used for.

What are the incidents in Google Maps

The incidents in Google Maps are in a way like traditional road signs. Surely, while driving, you have had some warning that a road is cut and you should take a detour.

The incidents in Google Maps are basically the same, but integrated into the application (and are data that navigation will take into account to prepare the route). There is a crucial difference, yes, and that is that the ads are generated by other users who have found the incident, being an immediate tool.

How do I add an issue to Google Maps?

To add the incidents you will have to be in the navigation mode of Google Maps. It is important to consider that in order to use this mode you will have to touch the mobile, so do not report the incident while driving . Stop the car before or ask the co-pilot to do it for you. It is dangerous to use the mobile while driving.

In navigation you will have to slide the lower menu bar up. Among the options that appear you will have to select Add incident to the map .

What incidents can we report

In the beginning there were few options, but recently Google has added new possibilities for its application. At the time of writing these lines these are available:

  • Collision: if you see that a car has collided with another or with some element of the environment.
  • Mobile radar : in case you want to notify other drivers of the presence of a mobile radar.
  • Retention: if you are in a traffic jam you can notify other drivers to avoid this road.
  • Works: driving in a segment of works requires more care, so it is always good to avoid it.
  • Cut lane: normally before reaching a cut lane you will find a warning on the spot, but it is always good to know in advance.
  • Unused vehicle : If a vehicle prevents passage and it is not possible to move it.
  • Object on track: any object that is an obstacle on the road.

Gmail and Google Maps go to night mode on Android 10 and iOS 11 or later, and soon for more versions

Google finally launches dark mode for both Gmail and Google Maps

Night modes or night modes , also known as dark modes, have long been between us through different layers of Android, although it was not until recently that they were really a standard of operating systems.

Blame it on both iOS 13 on the Apple side and Android 10 on the Google side . Mobile systems with native night mode and that are causing changes in all of their main apps . And those of Google have been moving forward for a long time.

For now, iOS 13 and Android 10

After putting the dark mode in many of its main apps, from Keep to Calendar , also through its own Google app and Google Play , Google has decided to go one step further and take the night mode to both Google Maps and Gmail , your email app.

Unfortunately, it seems that at the moment they are only available for those users who already enjoy iOS 11 (or higher) and Android 10, although the Mountain View guys promise that they will soon reach more versions of their own operating system , Android

Although Android 10 is for now the minimum to enjoy it, Google confirms that it will reach previous versions

The activation of this dark mode of Gmail and Google Maps is the same for now in both operating systems. We will need to activate the dark mode in the system itself so that the app adapts to the design and changes the interface from white to black.

So, you know what to do. If you are users of iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13 or Android 10, it will be enough to update Gmail and Google Maps to the latest version to already have the dark mode in both. And if you do not see it yet reflected, it will be a matter of hours that reaches all countries .

Via | The Next Web