Apple Maps the Cupertino giant’s native navigation mobile app, is rolling out traffic information to six new countries during the end of this week. The app is now going to available in more than 70 countries worldwide, traffic data on Apple Maps has been made available for six new countries which mainly includes, Brunei, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, and Vietnam. The app currently offers real-time traffic details only in India as of now.
The iOS Feature Availability page on Apple’s official website, which was first spotted by the news portal, MacRumors, has been updated to fit in these six new countries under the Traffic subhead. This comes in the wake of the tech giant’s decision to rebuild its Apple Maps app “from ground up” to the top.
According to the announcement which had made last year, it also stated that Amsterdam-based TomTom will continue to be a data provider for its navigation app for the next 10 years as well. The rollout will begin first in Northern California.
For the Indian market, in terms of functionality, Apple Maps offers standard usage, with the satellite access, traffic details, and CarPlay as well. However, it is still need to provide features such as, turn-by-turn navigation, and lane guidance in the country.
In the year 2017 in April, Apple had announced that it would be using drones or aerial vehicles to help gather information and hopefully improve its Apple Maps service soon with latest technologies and improvements as well. This development come right after the America Transportation Department approved drone licensing for 10 corporations, which also includes Apple in the US.
To recall, Google Maps added support for traffic alerts on both the operating system of Android and iOS back in the year 2016 in April. This feature is available for users when navigation is turned on for a specific route.