Apple Maps vans in Birmingham, England. You may have noticed Apple vans on the news. They are out scanning the roads and paths of the whole of the UK for Apple Maps to generate street view feature. Basically, when these Apple Maps vans finish their job, you will be able to go around most of the cities of the UK, the USA and the EU. It is the same concept as Google Street View.
In addition, these vans will improve the Apple Maps, which does have a very bad reputation in terms of accuracy. When Apple Maps was first revealed, searching for London will end up with you in Canada instead of in England!
Anyway, what I want to share today is that I spotted one of these vans in Birmingham city centre in England. It was a total surprise and very many other people noticed the vehicle as well. Actually, it is really hard to avoid the Mercedes-Benz Vito van with its Apple Maps stickers and laser scanners, cameras and other measurement sensors.
So it was something that was quite exciting for me.