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With each iteration, Apple Maps has been getting better at highlighting current traffic incidents and conditions like road closures so you know what to expect on suggested routes. And it looks like as of iOS 15 Beta 3, Maps will now factor weather warnings into your car journeys, too.

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First spotted by Redditor ChrisSDreiling, the latest version of Maps will alert drivers to known flash floods on routes, and offer alternative suggestions that avoid roads on which the flood warning applies.

With extreme weather events often happening suddenly and without warning, this feature should come as a welcome development, and it'll be interesting to see what other weather event warnings Maps is able to draw on – and in what regions – to ensure that drivers get to where they're going safely.

For the full lowdown on all the new Maps features coming to iPhones with iOS 15, due for release this September, be sure to check out our dedicated Maps guide.

Article Link: Maps in iOS 15 Now Factors Weather Warnings into Suggested Routes
 
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ignatius345

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This is great! I hope they add other options as well. I'd love a "less traffic" routing option, even if it added 10 or 15 minutes to the trip. I'd rather be moving than do start/stop traffic. I think a "scenic route" option would also be pretty cool for some situations.
 

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Nice clear communication.

Why does the MacRumors summary specify car journeys though? Will pedestrians and cyclists be sent off to drown?
Obviously!

The Reddit post mentions routes, not the mode the mode of transportation. I do have to wonder what the sensitivity setting is on this. Where I am, flash flood watches and warnings are, more often than not, the entire metropolitan tri-state area. It wouldn't make a bit of difference which mode of transportation you chose. I've only flown through Colorado, so I don't know how hyper-localized these things are. Oh, Loveland Pass is clear, but head south of Breckenridge and abandon all hope!
 

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This is great! I hope they add other options as well. I'd love a "less traffic" routing option, even if it added 10 or 15 minutes to the trip. I'd rather be moving than do start/stop traffic. I think a "scenic route" option would also be pretty cool for some situations.

Definitely, and with Apple Watch and the health app stress can easily be correlated with certain routes.
 

ericinboston

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What Maps needs is a "take me back home the same way you took me here" option. It drives me crazy that it takes me to a location using back roads (which is great!) and then when I go back home it puts me on the highway! I don't care if it's 5 minutes or 50 minutes longer to go back home the same way...just DO IT! There are tons of times when I've taken the route and noticed other stores, parks, etc. (I live in the suburbs) that I might want to see the name again and remember and visit it in the future (as well as learn a new route).

I have not seen this option on any map program or Garmin device.
 
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Most of all I would like Tim Cook to come to Poland and drive for one day around any Polish city using Apple Maps as a navigation system. I would love for him to feel what it's like not to be able to turn off Polish street names while driving. I'd like him to feel what it's like to hear "turn into Prymasa Tysiąclecia Avenue" or "turn into Obrońców Westerplatte Avenue" or "turn into 28th Slupski Pułku Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego Avenue" or "turn into Samodzielnego Dywizjonu Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej Street" instead of "turn left" or "turn right" at every turn. I would love for him to hear it all from his beloved Siri when she can't keep up with mispronouncing one street while having to turn into the next one. It should be raining during that time.
 

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I inevitably choose the route that is fastest; I don’t care what the delay is. That being said, I don’t know (or care TBH) how different nav services calculate their routes, but we’ve already had situations where the nav in our ‘21 Hyundai Palisade has routed us around problems that the Maps app (which we previously used exclusively) did not. It only took a couple times of following the wrong advice to learn our lesson.
 

nvmls

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Great they keep improving it, although one would think they would cover the basics worldwide instead of adding more bells & whistles to te same popular bubbles.
 

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I'd love Dark Sky integration to Apple Maps and CarPlay. It would be great to see how long and how heavy rain will be while driving.
 

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Most of all I would like Tim Cook to come to Poland and drive for one day around any Polish city using Apple Maps as a navigation system. I would love for him to feel what it's like not to be able to turn off Polish street names while driving. I'd like him to feel what it's like to hear "turn into Prymasa Tysiąclecia Avenue" or "turn into Obrońców Westerplatte Avenue" or "turn into 28th Slupski Pułku Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego Avenue" or "turn into Samodzielnego Dywizjonu Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej Street" instead of "turn left" or "turn right" at every turn. I would love for him to hear it all from his beloved Siri when she can't keep up with mispronouncing one street while having to turn into the next one. It should be raining during that time.

Switch to google maps and find happiness?
 

Jett0516

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These road warnings & alerts only works when you are using the maps app. Most people don’t have the app open when driving
 

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Most of all I would like Tim Cook to come to Poland and drive for one day around any Polish city using Apple Maps as a navigation system. I would love for him to feel what it's like not to be able to turn off Polish street names while driving. I'd like him to feel what it's like to hear "turn into Prymasa Tysiąclecia Avenue" or "turn into Obrońców Westerplatte Avenue" or "turn into 28th Slupski Pułku Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego Avenue" or "turn into Samodzielnego Dywizjonu Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej Street" instead of "turn left" or "turn right" at every turn. I would love for him to hear it all from his beloved Siri when she can't keep up with mispronouncing one street while having to turn into the next one. It should be raining during that time.
How is it Tim Cook’s fault you all have absolutely stupid street names? ?
 

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Obviously!

The Reddit post mentions routes, not the mode the mode of transportation. I do have to wonder what the sensitivity setting is on this. Where I am, flash flood watches and warnings are, more often than not, the entire metropolitan tri-state area. It wouldn't make a bit of difference which mode of transportation you chose. I've only flown through Colorado, so I don't know how hyper-localized these things are. Oh, Loveland Pass is clear, but head south of Breckenridge and abandon all hope!
I’m in Arizona and I have gotten these notifications a lot in the past week since we are in monsoon season. It seems to just be localized to county. Which can spread pretty far. Might go down to zip codes in some area but it just pulls the data from the weather channel.
 

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These road warnings & alerts only works when you are using the maps app. Most people don’t have the app open when driving

It works in Car Play. I'm running iOS 15 on my 12 pro and use maps in car play every day. All the alerts (traffic, crashes, enforcement cameras, etc) show up.

This is a nice addition to Maps.

Another one I encountered on my own in iOS 15 was speed camera notifications. I was in Philadelphia while returning home from a trip to Bucks county (Peddler's Village, really nice little spot) and found myself in the city on Roosevelt Blvd. One of the few places in PA with speed enforcement cameras.

Not only did Maps point out the location of the speed cameras, as I was approaching them if my speed exceeded the posted limit (I tend to have a bit of a lead foot at times, a vile habit, I know) the camera notification would turn red on the map. As I slowed down, it returned to the original color.

I thought this was just cool as the cat's whiskers......
 
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lorca2770

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Most of all I would like Tim Cook to come to Poland and drive for one day around any Polish city using Apple Maps as a navigation system. I would love for him to feel what it's like not to be able to turn off Polish street names while driving. I'd like him to feel what it's like to hear "turn into Prymasa Tysiąclecia Avenue" or "turn into Obrońców Westerplatte Avenue" or "turn into 28th Slupski Pułku Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego Avenue" or "turn into Samodzielnego Dywizjonu Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej Street" instead of "turn left" or "turn right" at every turn. I would love for him to hear it all from his beloved Siri when she can't keep up with mispronouncing one street while having to turn into the next one. It should be raining during that time.
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