​Apple’s sensor-covered minivans invade Texas

“It’s been a while since we’ve seen Apple’s modified minivans, and that’s because they’re on the move, slowing winding their way into the middle of America,” Damon Lavrinc reports for Jalopnik.

“Jalop reader Sentinelist caught one of the Chrysler minivans in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, Texas outfitted with the same array of hardware as we’ve seen before, including cameras, LIDAR, and wheels sensors,” Lavrinc reports. “When the first photos surfaced the original speculation was Apple was working on something to improve its Maps app, possibly with more granular data and a new take on Google Street View.”

Read more, and se the photos, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: These are mapping vehicles for a feature coming to Apple Maps, a trusted source tells us.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “kewo” for the heads up.]

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