Uber now has mapping cars on five continents in its bid to overtake Google Maps – The Verge

While Uber currently relies heavily on Google Maps they are now working on creating their own 3d maps of Singapore. They will accomplish this by adding cameras and mapping equipment to cars that are already part of the Uber program. They hope to outpace Google and put in place the framework for self driving vehicles.

Key Takeaways:

  • Uber has announced that it will begin generating its own 3D maps of Singapore.
  • Uber will attach cameras and mapping equipment to vehicles already used by Uber drivers to prevent increasing the number of vehicles on the road.
  • Better maps will improve understanding of traffic patterns and precise pick-up and drop-off locations, as well as help facilitate the coming transition to driverless vehicles.

“Uber announced today that it would begin generating its own 3D maps of Singapore.”