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Apple to dispatch drones to gather maps data


14 Dec, 2016 09:00 am

Apple is launching a fleet of drones to gather data so it can improve its maps app as it seeks to unseat Google's dominant mapping database.


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The California-based tech giant has created a team of robotics and data analysis experts to develop drones that will complement its fleet of vans, which drive the world's street collecting geospatial information. The drones are expected to collect additional data to that currently gathered by its minivans. 

The company is also developing new mapping features to aid in the navigation of indoor locations, such as museums and airports.  Apple's mapping development effort will draw on the intellectual property and development talent it acquired from its purchase of the start-up Indoor.io.

Apple has also recently received US government Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate a drone fleet with the purpose of gathering data.

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