Uber spends $500 million to make pickups and drop-offs more efficient

Uber invests $500 million into its global mapping project, which will improve pickups and drop-offs.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Aug 1 2016 5:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Uber is continuing its path towards world domination of the ride sharing world, with the Financial Times reporting that Uber is investing a huge $500 million into its global mapping project.

Uber spends $500 million to make pickups and drop-offs more efficient | TweakTown.com

What is Uber's global mapping project exactly? It will provide a huge amount of ridesharing-specific geographic details, so we should see a worldwide mapping initiative that will take countless cars on every street in the world. The deal includes high-res mapping data from DigitalGlobe, that could be expensive for Uber to use in the long run.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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