Apple to expand its indoor mapping features, data for Apple Maps will be collected by flying drone
Apple is going to expand its Apple Maps by implementing some new indoor location mapping features. As per a report from Bloomberg, the company will now use drones for collecting the data more accurately. And for doing this Apple also got the FAA permission to fly drones for collecting data, photography and videography.
The report states that drones will collect the data about road changes, construction and street signs. And for managing all the operations related to drone Apple is going to hire Amazon’s Prime Air Unit.
Most recently Apple also introduced “minivans”, the vehicles for ground, which have rooftop cameras, allows to collect information about roads and street view by clicking pictures of different places. The main drawback of this was that they must be driven by a person, and because of that there is very limited access for data collection. Now, the idea of using drones for data collection will remove that drawback as it will greatly expand the reach for this work.