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According to Apple's official website, Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR device are currently being surveyed in at least 41 states in the U.S. 15 counties in the UK, and 10 countries globally. The goal is eventually collect data around world to improve the service.

Apple is driving vehicles around the world to collect data which will be used to improve Apple Maps. Some of this data will be published in future Apple Maps updates.

In 2015, Apple stated the service in major cities in America like New York, with Maine and Iowa being the latest area. Later on, the fleet have hit roads in countries like Croatia, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 

At the same time, the company regularly publishes these data into future Apple Maps updates. Apple, who heavily focus on privacy, says that they will blur license plates and faces on collected images before they make to the public.

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Back last June in WWDC 2017, Apple has introduced a new lane guidance feature in iOS 11 that will let user know which lane it should be avoid to if they missing a sudden turn or an exit, and now Apple has added more and more cities to support this feature.

This week, Apple has made lane guidance features available in Austria, South Africa, and Switzerland. In total, now available in 14 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK, and the United States.

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Separately, Apple Maps' transit directions that is rolled out with iOS 9 has also gained new date for Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, South Carolina. With the function, an user can now access bus routes from The COMET in Columbia, CARTA in Charleston, as well as Greenlink Transit in Greenville.

The Transit Directions is now available in Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and around 300 cities in China. We expected that more cities will be add to the list in the future.

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