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Apple is expanding the available features in its Maps app in Europe according to a briefing that was held in London on Wednesday and shared by Bloomberg.

Apple Maps for iOS devices and Macs now includes locations of electric vehicle charging stations in the UK, thanks to a partnership with Cirrantic Moovility. More than 3,000 EV charging stations are available in the Maps app in the UK.

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In the United States, electric vehicle charging stations have been listed in Maps since December of 2016, through a partnership with ChargePoint.
"We think that consistent, live information of the growing charger infrastructure increases the confidence of EV drivers and, especially with Apple Maps, attracts new user groups to sustainable mobility offerings like EV cars," said Arne Meusel, CEO and co-founder of Cirrantic. "In the U.K. we started with supporting the major charger operators, including Podpoint, CYC, Ecotricity, NPower and NewMotion. Any interested operator is welcome to set up a connection with us."
Apple is also introducing public bicycle rental and drop-off points in London, Paris, and New York, an addition that's meant to bring Apple Maps in line with Google Maps, which also lists public bicycle rental locations.

Additional Maps improvements are likely on the horizon as Apple works to open a new Apple Maps development center in Hyderabad, India, which will employ more than 4,000 people. Apple is also employing a team of robotics and data collection experts who will use drones to further bolster Apple Maps.

Article Link: Apple Updates Maps in Europe With EV Charge Stations and Bike Rental Hubs
 

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Apple is expanding the available features in its Maps app in Europe according to a briefing that was held in London on Wednesday and shared by Bloomberg.

Apple Maps for iOS devices and Macs now includes locations of electric vehicle charging stations in the UK, thanks to a partnership with Cirrantic Moovility. More than 3,000 EV charging stations are available in the Maps app in the UK.


In the United States, electric vehicle charging stations have been listed in Maps since December of 2016, through a partnership with ChargePoint.Apple is also introducing public bicycle rental and drop-off points in London, Paris, and New York, an addition that's meant to bring Apple Maps in line with Google Maps, which also lists public bicycle rental locations.

Additional Maps improvements are likely on the horizon as Apple works to open a new Apple Maps development center in Hyderabad, India, which will employ more than 4,000 people. Apple is also employing a team of robotics and data collection experts who will use drones to further bolster Apple Maps.


Headline says:

"Apple Updates Maps in Europe"

Reality from the article "in London, Paris"

 
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twinlight

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Surprised the netherlands isn't represented in the bicycle part. Also the British government is leaving the EU..
 

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Surprised the netherlands isn't represented in the bicycle part. Also the British government is leaving the EU..
Geographically the UK is part of Europe.

It is also, until the "Leave" process is completed, part of the European Union.

After Brexit, the UK will still be geographically part of Europe. (Even though some Brits refuse to believe that…). :)
 
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twinlight

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Geographically the UK is part of Europe.

It is also, until the "Leave" process is completed, part of the European Union.

After Brexit, the UK will still be geographically part of Europe. (Even though some Brits refuse to believe that…). :)
I forgot adding /s on the end. Sorry :)
 
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So far Apple have been playing a very slow catch up with Waze & Google.

Apple ideas, e.g. using AI to monitor the traffic, sound great, however in real life it still takes them ages (six months or longer) to add a new roundabout (reported to them twice with the correct layout screenshots from Waze).

I live in France (but not in Paris) and drive over 2000 km (1240 miles) per month. Currently Waze is the most accurate & up-to-date app for driving, imo, showing you EV charging stations anywhere around your path. It calculates your route 3-4 times faster than AM and takes a few weeks (not months) to reflect any road layout changes. To catch up with Waze & Google, Apple would need quite a few cars, drones & live user feedback asap. And drones may not be allowed in quite a few European countries. Considering the amount of Apple resources, they really need to step it up to be adequate.
 

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Not just in the UK, Poland has the points also marked.
See photo attached for info:
 

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pratikindia

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Apple Map is seriously outdated in India. In many places, the images were taken 12-13 years ago. Hope they update them aw well.
 
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