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Apple publishes Maps mobility data to aid COVID-19 struggle

Apple has published deeply interesting mobility data that shows how people’s walking, driving and public transit use has changed across the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re travelling a lot less

The information shows huge reductions in travel taken across most countries and larger cities globally.

In London, UK, people are using public transit 89% less frequently than they were before, the data shows; while in San Francisco people transit travel has fallen 84%.

Apple has published this information to provide government and health authorities with information that may help them make informed decisions during the pandemic, the company states.

How did it get this data?

Apple says it has generated this data from Apple Maps requests.

This information is aggregated and analysed in order to provide a fairly accurate representation into how people’s habits have changed.

Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc.

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