After months sighting mysterious Apple cars equipped with twelve cameras and a sensor LiDAR able to obtain three-dimensional images of the environment, the output light of details about the so-called Gardar project for the development of a future version of Maps with view at street level, and the official confirmation of the own Apple of the deployment of its fleet of vehicles around the world, This first image comes from England in the town of Solihull, near Birmingham.
Cars Apple Maps that we saw in the United States were Dodge Caravan manufactured by Chrysler, the company seems to be opting for Europe by vans Mercedes-Benz Vito mixed labeled in a way much more discreet (and dull) than their counterparts of Google or Nokia.
According to the website of Apple posted earlier this month, the company is “driving vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple Maps” and as part of its commitment to protecting privacy, desenfocarán the faces of individuals and license plates of vehicles from images captured before publication, a practice carried out also by Google in StreetView and that leaves little doubt about the purpose of the Apple.
The website provides updated information on the places that are still tours, and thanks to it we know that from 15 to 30 June Apple Maps vehicles will continue circulating by the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire and cities like London and Birmingham in England; the province of Leinster in Ireland. and the States of Arizona, California and New York among many others in the United States.
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