This is the Apple car that has been mapping the layout of Blackpool, Fylde, and Fleetwood

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This car was spotted while it recorded a street-level view of roads in South Shore.

Today Apple launched a new project to map widespread areas of the UK as part of a big upgrade of its Maps application.

The Apple Maps car was spotted in the Morrisons car park on Squires Gate Lane.

The Apple Maps car was spotted in the Morrisons car park on Squires Gate Lane.

A white Subaru Impreza, owned by the US-based company, was photographed outside the Squires Gate Lane Morrisons as it mapped streets in the South Shore area of Blackpool.

It is equipped with a powerful 360 degree camera on its roof, designed to capture images from the front, rear, and sides as the vehicle travels.

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What we know about Apple's new project:

The car is equipped with a powerful 360 degree camera to map every corner of the road.

The car is equipped with a powerful 360 degree camera to map every corner of the road.

Apple aims to improve its Maps application, which has struggled against its Google Maps competitor, by conducting "ground surveys" of large areas of the world - including the UK.

The company has said that they "periodically revisit some locations to gather new data in an effort to maintain a high-quality, up-to-date map."

The project is scheduled to be completed between May and July this year.

The locations in the UK that will be surveyed include: Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cumbria, and Cheshire.

The Subaru Impreza will be mapping Lancashire between May and July this year.

The Subaru Impreza will be mapping Lancashire between May and July this year.