Ever since Google bought map maker Waze in 2013, crowd-pleasing features have slowly made their way to Maps. We've seen this support grow with the ability for users to report things like acceleration traps, deceleration and just last month, road building. Now Google officially recognizes that construction expansion, and announces the addition of a few more obstacles.
To add your own incident report, tap the volume control button in Maps. Selecting one of the available report types will automatically add a Maps icon that is visible to all users. In an approach reminiscent of Gmail's "Send Send" option, users can return their logs during a short window. This streamlined submission process should reduce navigation deterrence.
Previously available categories – crashes, speed traps and traffic congestion – will be joined by the option to report construction sites (if you haven't figured this out yet), lane closures, disabled vehicles and roadblocks. Expanded incident reporting will start rolling out globally to Android and iOS Maps users this week.