Uber is deploying 20 mapping cars in Calgary to improve route efficiency

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Ride sharing company, Uber, has announced that over the next few weeks, up to 20 ‘Uber mapping cars’ are set to be driving around Calgary to improve the platform’s customer experience.

Uber mapping cars will drive around Calgary in an effort to map out the most efficient routes for customers. The cars are equipped with cameras and are able to share route information with other Uber drivers in the city. Uber mapping includes finding the best drop-off or pick-up locations, how to quickly access them and mapping traffic patterns throughout the day.

“The ongoing need for maps tailored to the Uber experience is why we’re doubling down on our investment in mapping. Over the past decade mapping innovation has changed our daily life. That progress will only accelerate in the coming years especially with technologies like self-driving cars,” said Manik Gupta, head of product for maps at Uber, in a press statement.

The company also announced that they will be deploying up to 40 Uber mapping cars around Quebec over the next several weeks.

Source: Uber