Apple Sends Apple Maps Cars to More Locations Across the World

Apple is working around the clock to make Apple Maps a better alternative to Google Maps, and part of the effort is expanding Look Around.
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Essentially a rival to Google’s Street View, Look Around provides Apple users with access to street-level imagery from around the world.

And just like it’s the case with Street View, Look Around needs Apple to send its cars out there and capture the photos it would then publish online. The whole thing is powered by Apple Maps cars equipped with latest-generation cameras, and according to a report, these vehicles can now be spotted in a series of new regions across the world.

And it’s all because Apple now wants to expand Apple Maps Look Around to a series of new locations, including Israel, New Zealand, and Singapore.

According to Apple data, the Look Around cars arrived in Israel and New Zealand in October, and the photo capturing operations will last until March. Locations like Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern and Southern Tel Aviv districts are the target for Apple Maps in Israel, it seems. As for New Zealand, Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington are currently at the top of the list for Look Around updates.

Apple hopes that expanding Look Around to more regions across the world would make Apple Maps an even more advanced Google Maps alternative, especially as the company is also betting big on a series of other improvements brought to the service.

Earlier this year, Apple announced a massive Apple Maps makeover that included lots of new features, including several aimed at drivers who use the app for navigation purposes. Apple Maps can now display traffic light and stop sign information right on the map, and this feature is available not only on the iPhone but also on CarPlay. These new indicators are live in all regions where the new Apple Maps is already available.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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