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Uber Begins Mapping Out Australia To Be Less Dependent On Google Maps – Tech Times

Uber now plans to rely less on third-party programs by getting its own mapping data, and it looks like the next area that it has set its sights on is the city of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Uber was already making efforts to map out streets in Mexico, South Africa, Canada, and the United Kingdom areas where people most use the app. In providing an accurate representation of areas and serving its customers, this departure from former partner Google looks to be a good use of Uber’s $500 million investment in its own mapping project.

Key Takeaways:

  • No stranger to progress, American transportation company Uber has been growing at a steady pace.
  • Uber now plans to rely less on third-party programs such as Google Maps by getting its own mapping data
  • Instead of adding more of their cars and adding to traffic, Uber simply fits devices that gather mapping data onto driver vehicles in the area.

“Instead of adding more of their cars and adding to traffic, Uber simply fits devices that gather mapping data onto driver vehicles in the area.”

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/192791/20170116/uber-begins-mapping-out-australia-to-be-less-dependent-on-google-maps.htm