Apple is hitting the road in order to start capturing images for its Apple Maps. As confirmed in its Apple Maps Vehicles website, the company is indeed driving vehicles around the world in order to gather data by taking pictures and collecting other visual information. Apple further stated that the data it compiled will be used to make improvements on its Apple Maps.
Others may view this as a move by Apple to create a competitor to Google's Street View service. Although Apple has not stated explicitly that it is trying to contend with its biggest rival's service, it is difficult to argue otherwise.
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