Apple Maps Will Use a Drone Fleet to Perfect Its System

By: Joey Haar - Dec 2, 2016
References: bloomberg & cnet
Apple Maps has long been the stock mapping application on iPhones and iPads, and the massive tech company is putting together an interesting group of cartographers in order to make the app as accurate as possible. Apple has unveiled news that it will be using fleets of drones to continually monitor urban geography, giving Apple Maps a quicker and more responsive method of updating itself.

The Apple Maps drones will be used for a variety of purposes, including for examining street signs, tracking changes in road layouts, and updating Apple Maps with the latest information on construction. Though such a system might seem elaborate, Apple currently uses cars outfitted with cameras to do all this work -- a process that requires far more resources in terms of both money and time.