Apple Maps enables accident and hazard reports in Germany

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Apple has updated Apple Maps in Germany, with users in the country now able to report any road hazards or traffic accidents within the navigation app.

Users of Apple Maps in the United States and China have been allowed to report issues on the road since the release of iOS 14.5. Now, users in Germany are able to report the same events, but for their roads and highways.

When on the road, users can submit a report within Apple Maps, through an option labeled "Storung Melden," according to Macerkopf. Selecting it, users can then choose either "Unfall" (Accident) or "Gefahr" (Danger), depending on the kind of report they wish to make.

After a brief countdown to give users a chance to cancel the message before being submitted, the report then gets provided to Apple Maps and can be used to alert other users of problems in the area.

While the addition functionally works similar to the US version — first seen in iOS 14.5 — it does not include an option to warn other drivers that a speed check is in operation at a specific place.