Google Maps for iOS gains spoken traffic alerts

By , Nov 5, 2015

Google Maps spoken Transite iPhone screenshot 001

Google yesterday refreshed its iPhone and iPad mapping application in the App Store with a pair of new features. For starters, the iOS application introduces spoken traffic alerts to help you find the best route without taking your eyes off the road. In addition, it is now possible to add new and missing businesses from the app’s sidebar menu.

Google Maps is available free in the App Store.

“Spoken traffic alerts in Navigation tell you about congestion and incidents on your route and traffic descriptions give you a summary of traffic before you drive
,” notes Google.

Availability

Google Maps requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later and offers a nicely done native Apple Watch app for watchOS 2.

The app is localized in English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Grab Google Maps at no charge in the App Store.

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  • Zzyzxd

    I am wondering if they apply all Waze’s features into Google Maps then when no one use Waze anymore, who will be there reporting those incidents?

  • ready1take1

    I’m at a crossroads using waze and google maps at the same time. Since google maps bought waze, are they thinking about merging the two? They are both great individual apps, and each have their own strengths.

    • Manuel Molina

      Waze seems better but their UI is fuc king ugly at best.