Thursday December 01, 2016

Apple To Use Drones To Improve Maps Data

According to anonymous "people familiar with the matter" Apple is resorting to the use of drones to help improve Maps data. Who knows if it will actually help Apple catch up to Google but it certainly can't hurt.

Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, California-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts that will use drones to capture and update map information faster than its existing fleet of camera-and-sensor ladened minivans, one of the people said.