In addition to the white cars of Apple Maps, we will now meet people loaded with a large backpack covered with cameras and sensors, who travel through pedestrian areas to photograph and map the immediate surroundings.
This should be used by Look Around, Apple’s version of Google Street View that has gradually left the US (see also Maps: Apple appears to manually place places in street photos). In the Old Continent, plans in the United Kingdom and Ireland began to take advantage.
Apple denotes, I’m planning A group of photos to feed the plans’ maps, to be done on foot in eight areas:
- Auvergne Rhone-Alpes
- Great East
- New Aquitaine
- Pays de la Loire
- Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur
It appears that the cars have not been in circulation since April, and in any case their current schedule does not exceed.
In Europe, the walking group also concerns Monaco (since this month), Ireland (since April), Italy (since October 2020), and Germany (since last March). It started in Australia in February and in Japan in March.
In November 2018, in the United States, the first photos of this assembly equipment were in pedestrian mode Start To appear. It is possible that the tools have evolved since then.