For motorists’ safety, Apple Maps allows users to submit ‘Incidents reports’ such as accidents, hazards, or speed checks along a route by simply telling Siri “there is something on the road” or “there is an accident up ahead”. Users can also report when an incident displayed on the map has been cleared.
Now, Apple Maps has incorporated HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud which is a comprehensive and trusted digital altering system for roadway safety.
HAAS Alert’s mission is to build lifesaving mobility solutions to make vehicles and roads safer and smarter. Our vision is a connected, collision-free world where everyone gets home safely. HAAS Alert makes roads and communities safer by delivering digital alerts from emergency response, municipal and private fleets, work zones, and connected infrastructure to nearby drivers through its vehicle communication platform.
With Safety Cloud integration, Apple Maps users will receive an advance hazard warning in real-time
The announcement blog explains that digital alerts are important for motorists’ roadway safety because a warning in advance gives them time to proceed with caution, safely slow down their speed, or change route. HAAS Alert states that advance warnings of upcoming roadway hazards improve drivers’ safety and can reduce the risk of crashes by up to 90%.
Now, Apple Maps users’ will receive hazard warnings in real-time via an alert when approaching emergency vehicles, incident responders, work zones, and other hazards on the roads sourced by Safety Cloud. HAAS Alert’s SVP of Connected Vehicle, Jeremy Agulnek, said:
“With the addition of Apple Maps as a Safety Cloud digital alerting partner, drivers using an iPhone as a travel companion will now be safer and better aware of upcoming roadway conditions. We applaud Apple for prioritizing driver safety and taking steps towards achieving the Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries.”
iOS 15, Apple Maps received several new features to improve users’ experience in not only getting directions but also exploring new places, physically or virtually like 3-D Maps with enhanced details, immersive walking directions, improved transit updates, curated guides, and more.