Uber is all set to partner with a satellite imaging company, DigitalGlobe to improve its pick up and drop service. Astonishingly, Uber has become one of the best online transportation network companies over a short span. And now it joins DigitalGlobe with the view of improving its services and helping drivers to locate the areas exactly. DigitalGlobe is a famous satellite imaging company that provides services to Apple TerraServer, Google Maps and Google Earth.
There is no official announcement of partnership from Uber, but the DigitalGlobe Company has revealed the deal in a statement on its official website. The Director of business development, Kevin Bullock wrote, “This imagery will help improve the Uber experience for riders and drivers around the world.”
“Specifically, Uber will leverage DigitalGlobe’s industry leading constellation of sensors to access imagery and location intelligence to help identify and improve pick-up and drop-off locations.” “At DigitalGlobe, we’ve spent the last decade developing advanced technology that scans the Earth with the highest accuracy and resolution in both visible and non-visible wavelengths,’ added Kevin in the post.
Well, Uber has been working on its mapping section for some time. Now, Uber’s self-driving car project will have access to the high-definition maps. According to the reports, DigitalGlobe is very much interested in joining Uber to improve the transportation options for both riders and drivers all across the world.
Earlier in a TED talk, Uber CEO Travis kalanick suggested that Uber with the help of technology is capable of cutting congestion, pollution and parking by transporting more people in a small number of cars. He also stated that in US “we spend 7 billion hours a year, wasted, sitting in traffic. 160 billion dollars in lost productivity…and one-fifth of all of our carbon footprint is spewed out in the air by those cars that we’re sitting in.”