Gradually, Apple is updating the Maps app. Earlier, the navigation app introduced a feature that allows users to report hazards and accidents on routes and shows vaccination locations in the United States.
Apple Maps in iOS 15 beta 3 shows flash floods warnings
The feature was discovered by a user on Reddit @ChrissSDreiling. The Maps app running on iOS 15 beta 3 shows flash flood warning on a route and more importantly suggests a clear alternative route. The road condition is also mentioned in the suggested route.
As per the shared image, the weather factor is displayed for automobile routes. It is not clear if it will show for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport routes as well. And if other weather conditions will be displayed as well.
With abrupt cloud bursts and more than expected rain due to changing climatic conditions, flash floods are becoming common. The flooding in Germany and China are recent examples of extreme weather conditions.
Apple has improved the navigation app drastically on iOS 15. As announced at the WWDC 21 event, here are some of the exciting and interactive new features coming to Apple Maps on iOS 15 in Fall:
- New 3-D Interactive Globe to show rich details of oceans, forests, mountain ranges, and other landforms.
- An all-new City experience with enhanced details in cities for neighborhoods, buildings, commercial districts, and elevation, new road colors and labels, custom-designed landmarks, and new night-time mode with a moonlight glow.
- New driving features with an immersive 3-D experience. iPhone and CarPlay users will enjoy the new 3-D city navigation experience with new road details to help users see routes better by viewing lanes, make exits, bike, bus, and taxi lanes, medians, pedestrian crosswalks, and complex intersections.
- Immersive walking instructions
- New transit features
The app the available on the App Store for free. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 10 or later.