Apple Maps Cars to Capture Data For Future Service Updates

Jun 10, 2015 05:30 PM EDT | Matt Mercuro

Rejoice iPhone users: Apple will travel the world to collect data that it says will be used to "improve" Apple Maps.

This means you could soon see Apple cars in your neck of the woods driving around with gigantic cameras to gather information that could be used in "future Apple Maps updates," according to a new page on Apple's website.

So people aren't caught off guard, Apple has provided specific driving locations on its site, which includes California, Illinois, New York and Texas in the U.S.

Cars will be dispatched to city streets from June 15 through June 30. If you're already stressing out about your car or face showing up on Apple documents, don't fret.

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

During its WWDC keynote this week, Apple said a number of new features will be introduced as part of the new iOS 9 download, like transit directions for a number of major cities.

Since being introduced in 2012, Apple Maps has been criticized for providing inaccurate information, like lost train stations and missing towns.

 If this is what the company needs to do to prevent future inaccuracies than we're all for it. 

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