Uber plans to invest $ 500 million in identification of ways of world Maps




It seems that future Uber company plans to reduce dependence on Google Maps in their own cars, where the company unveiled new plans to invest $ 500 million to draw and set their own roadmaps.

Adoption of full Uber is currently on the application of Google Maps is about to change, as the company is preparing to explore the development of methods in the world to determine the accurate maps a private company, to invest in this new project is $ 500 million.

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According to the Financial Times recently published, the Uber invest half a billion for the identification and mapping aims to prepare for self-driving cars, to be the new maps in minute detail for roads.

Brian McClendon has stressed that the current reliance on Google Maps was only the company’s starting point, but the company’s business needs at this point to the maps more accurate to rely upon the details, where it is expected that the new maps contain more details about the traffic roads, various locations in the world as well as the optimal ways to reach specific points in different locations, which is the main goal of the new Uber investment.

It is worth mentioning that the Uber company has already started to use a self-driving cars in certain locations, so it is expected to be the new maps, details more accurate for this class of car, the company has already begun in the appointment of former Google employees in this area, including McClendon, as partnerships began new with TomTom and DigitalGlobe, but do you excel on Google Maps Uber experience for 10 years in the design and development of maps?


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