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Here come the Apple mapping drones

Apparently they are serious about challenging Google Maps. The part of the article about indoor location tracking is also interesting.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-01/apple-said-to-fly-drones-to-improve-maps-data-and-catch-google

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
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Apple filed for an exemption on Sept. 21, 2015, from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones for commercial purposes, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg News
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Apple’s application told the FAA that it would use a range of drones sold by companies such as SZ DJI Technology Co. and Aibotix GmbH to collect the data.

Comments

  • privet01 145 Points
    I guess I can't skinny dip or run around naked on the back 40 anymore. <<grin>>
  • alanb 353 Points
    edited December 2016
    Why not? ... doubt if the apple drone is interested in your privates :-O

    I meant private property of course :))
  • privet01 145 Points
    edited December 2016
    The laws here in the USA will probably consider such as a sex offense. The laws nowadays do not require any one to have been harmed. Just that they can find evidence to make a construct.

    But the pun's are :))
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