Apple launches site to show how coronavirus lockdowns affect movement

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday said it would release data that could help inform public health authorities on whether people are driving less during lockdown orders to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

FILE PHOTO: Apple logo is seen on the Macbook in this illustration taken taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The data is gathered by counting the number of routing requests from Apple Maps, which is installed on all iPhones, and comparing it with past usage to detect changes in the volume of people driving, walking or taking public transit around the world,

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