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Uber going to use satellites to find customers

/ 03:07 PM July 20, 2016

Uber partners with a satellite imaging company to utilize high-resolution satellite images to map routes and find customers better. Image DigitalGlobe

Uber has struck a deal with DigitalGlobe, a satellite imaging company that provides high resolution satellite images to big companies like Google and Apple, to use satellite images to map out locations.

DigitalGlobe announced the deal via a blog post which states that their satellite images would “improve the Uber experience for riders and drivers.” The technology would also improve the identification of pick-up and drop-off locations, reports The Verge.

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Uber has been working on its mapping division for some time now with regards to how high-definition maps can be used in their self-driving car project. Alfred Bayle

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TOPICS: DigitalGlobe, high resolution satellite images, satellite imaging, self-driving car, Uber
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