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Apple Maps Incident Reporting with Siri Voice Commands

Use Siri to Report Incidents in Apple Maps




With the release of iOS 14.5 Apple CarPlay users can now report accidents, hazards, or speed checks with voice commands to Siri. So if you’re on your work commute and there is an accident, all you need to do is press the voice command button and say, “There’s a crash up ahead.”

Apple Maps will then mark the location on the map as an alert for other drivers. If you arrive to a reported location of an accident but it has been cleaned up, you can report to Siri that the incident has been cleared.

Also with this update CarPlay users can Share ETA using Siri, previously this could only be done with on screen controls.

Additional iOS 14.5 Features

-Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch

-Siri Enhancements

-More Privacy Controls

-New Emojis

-Apple Podcasts gets redesigned show pages to make it easier to start listening, as well as an option to save and download episodes so they are automatically added to Library for quick access. Top Charts, categories, and curated collections on the Search tab help listeners discover new shows. 

-AirTag support allows users to keep track of and find important items, such as keys, a wallet, backpack, or more, privately and securely in the Find My app.

-Apple News features a redesigned News+ tab, making it easier for subscribers to quickly find, download, and manage magazine and newspaper issues, and an all-new Search experience helps all Apple News users find relevant topics, channels, and stories.2

-Apple Fitness+ users can now stream audio and video to AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and devices.3

 -Reminders adds the ability to sort by title, priority, due date, or creation date, and offers the option to print reminder lists.

-5G improvements for iPhone 12 models include Dual SIM support for 5G connectivity and Smart Data Mode enhancements to further optimize the experience on the network, including better battery life and data usage.

-Voice Control for Accessibility gives users comprehensive navigation with just their voice, and is now expanding English support to Australia and Canada and adding support for Spanish in Mexico, Spain, and the United States.