Eyewitnesses rented car secret Apple’s Palo Alto [video]




As we know, Apple has released to the streets of American cities several tinted car with a complex system of cameras on the rooftops. This week alone saw a car on the streets of Palo Alto, California. It is assumed that the cameras are designed to test unmanned control system or to shoot panoramas streets for a new mapping service Apple.


In recent weeks, users notice on the road mysterious cars Dodge Caravan with unusual camera system on the roof. Machines registered on the company Apple. Witnesses agreed that cameras are designed for shooting panoramas for “apple” cards.

A total of 12 cameras installed car, removing circular panorama in 360 degrees. Witnesses suggested that the machines are also equipped with GPS-sensors and computers to record and store the data.


If the guess is correct, then the process of shooting resembles that used “Yandex” and Google. The driver enters the specified route, the camera takes photos that are glued together into a panorama automatically and sent to the data center. A special algorithm retouches faces of people in the streets and the number of cars on the roads.

Thus, Apple is preparing to introduce a new feature of the cards, which is similar to Google Street View and “Yandeks.Panoramy.” In this case, Google Street View since 2007 and they have had to pay the US government a fine of $ 7 million for the collection of personal data of users without permission.

Also there was a version that this project autopilot Apple. She is not one of the six companies that are allowed to test unmanned vehicles on city streets. However, Apple may have a partnership with a car manufacturer or test the autopilot to rent a car even without a partner.

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