Apple is committed to improving its own mapping service, and it’s doing so by putting cars on the ground in Ireland.
The tech giant will be following in the footsteps of Google by bringing their fleet of cars to the streets, covered in sophisticated cameras. The data gathered will be used to create detailed photos of local areas to make it easier than ever to find your way.
Apple has published a list of areas which the cars will be visiting throughout June 2015, including a variety of locations in Dublin, Ireland. Here’s the list:
Dublin (Dublin City [Ashtown, Ballybough, Ballyfermot, Ballygall, Ballymun, Beaumont, Cabra, Chapelizod, Cherry Orchard, Clontarf, Coolock, Crumlin, Donaghmede, Drimnagh, Drumcondra, East Wall, Fairview, Finglas, Firhouse, Glasnevin, Inchicore, Irishtown, Kilbarrack, Kilmainham, Kilmore, Kimmage, Knocklyon, North Wall, Pembre, Phibsborough, Raheny, Rathfarnham, Rathgar, Rathmines, Ringsend, Sandymount, Santry, Templeogue, Terenure, The Liberties, Walkinstown, Whitehall], Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin)
The technology will also allow for the blurring of faces and license plates, an important measure which Google implemented early in the development of Street View.
So keep an eye out for Apple cars on your streets this month!