Matthew Panzarino on TechCrunch about Apple’s new effort around its Maps app:
“Apple is flipping on the power of having millions of iPhones passively and actively improving their mapping data in real time.”
“…In short: traffic, real-time road conditions, road systems, new construction and changes in pedestrian walkways are about to get a lot better in Apple Maps.”
It’s a nice, in-depth look at the effort.
IMO, they need to let users report on-road items—like police—as Waze does. That’s the reason that Waze users are so loyal. A timely article on the Verge says that Google Maps may be getting exactly that feature soon.
I stick with Waze in part because it has motorcycle-specific routes, which are different than routes for cars. I’d love to see other types of routes, such as towing/RV routes. Additionally, being able to tell Maps that you’re an electric car with a sticker or have a FastTrak Flex and can use the HOV/Express Lane, is important.