Apple Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Help Improve Maps App


Apple is ready, and not for a new iPhone or MacBook, but ready to fly.

The computer and technology mammoth is launching drones to improve their Maps app, which has been playing second fiddle to Google's Map. But, Apple finally decided to improve its app, so they decided to use drones for it.

Examine street signs, changes of roads and areas under constructions are the main objectives of the drone.

The FAA granted the company permission to fly the drone in public areas, since they would gather "aerial data collection, photography and videography."

The application confirms the company could use 11 different models of drones to capture the necessary information to improve the app. But, nowhere in the statement explains that the company tends to create their own drones.

Reference: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3146904/apple-ios/apple-using-drones-to-take-on-google-maps.html

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