Apple Sending Out Google Street View-Style Cars

by Keith Wagstaff /  / Updated 

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The Google Street View cars, with their bulky cameras and corporate logos, are relatively common sights.

Now it looks like Apple is sending out its own vehicles. The company recently published a notice that it would be driving cars around cities in the U.K. and United States from June 15 to June 30 to "collect data which will be used to improve Apple Maps."

The post indicates that the company will start showing Street View-style imagery on Apple Maps.

"We are committed to protecting your privacy while collecting this data," Apple wrote. "For example, we will blur faces and license plates on collected images prior to publication."

Related: Apple Unveils iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad

NBC News reached out to Apple for more details but the company did not immediately respond.

When iOS 9 comes out in the fall for iPhone and iPad users, it will include numerous changes to Apple Maps, the company announced Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The most notable addition will be detailed public transit information.

Cities where people can expect to see the Apple Maps cars include London, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Seattle and many others.

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