Apple is one of 10 companies to be approved for a US Department of Transportation project that will allow for the use of drones beyond the current FAA limits. Apple, who will be using drones in South Carolina, has indicated that they will be using drones to capture aerial images for the improvement of Apple Maps.
The announcement yesterday by the DoT also named Microsoft and Intel as two of the other companies that had been approved. In all, 149 companies applied for the project with only 10 selected. Amazon was not selected for the program.