Posts Tagged ‘uber’

Uber starts mapping UK city streets

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Uber is collecting street images for its own maps of the UK cities in which it operates, starting with London. Its mapping cars are being sent out on to the capital’s roads from today. The firm said while existing maps were “a good starting point” it hoped to be able to identify the best pick-up […]

Uber to deploy self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The ride-sharing firm Uber will, for the first time, allow users to hail self-driving cars within a fortnight, the company has confirmed. Uber said the launch would take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It added that it was teaming up with Volvo. At first, the vehicles will be supervised by a driver, who can take control […]

Uber plots global roadmap scan to help drivers

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Uber is embarking on a global mapping project that it hopes will offer its drivers more useful data on pick-up locations and traffic patterns. Currently the taxi-booking app relies on Google’s mapping technology to display local maps and mark pick-up locations. But a senior Uber executive says that more relevant information can be drawn if […]

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