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Uber tests its own traffic estimates as it moves beyond cars

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Uber has used Google traffic data to estimate conditions in the past, but the company is now trying to go its own way. The ridesharing firm told TechCrunch that it's expanding a previously low-key test that relies on its own traffic data. Fire up t...
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Uber fires up its own traffic estimates to fuel demand beyond cars

Uber fires up its own traffic estimates to fuel demand beyond cars

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

If the whole map is red and it's a short ride, maybe you'd prefer taking an Uber JUMP Bike instead of an UberX. Or at least if you do end up stuck bumper-to-bumper, the warning could make you less likely to get mad mid-ride and take it out on the driver's rating.
This week TechCrunch spotted Uber overlaying blue, yellow, and red traffic condition bars on your route map before you hail. Responding to TechCrunch's inquiry, Uber confirmed that traffic estimates have been quietly testing for riders on Android over the past few months and the pilot program recently expanded to a subset of iOS...
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