In the wake of a costly war with Didi Chuxing in China that finally forced Uber to wave a white flag, the company is going back on the offensive. And that, apparently, involves accosting drivers in gridlock with a swarm of drones.
In Pittsburgh, customers will request cars the normal way, via Uber’s app, and will be paired with a driverless car at random. Trips will be free for the time being, rather than the standard local rate of $1.30 per mile. In the long run, Kalanick says, prices will fall so low that the per-mile cost of travel, even for long trips in rural areas, will be cheaper in a driverless Uber than in a private car. “That could be seen as a threat,” says Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson. “We see it as an opportunity.”
Google has started to increase the fees that it charges for the use of Google Maps, presenting concerns about whether it might raise prices further in future.As Uber prepares to spend $500m on its mapping ambitions, the programme follows earlier investments in mapping that include the acquisition of an imagery collection team from Microsoft’s Bing last June. Last year Uber also acquired deCarta, a mapping company that developed the turn-by-turn directions behind GM’s OnStar software.
As an entrepreneur, if you have the opportunity to build both Amazon and Alibaba at the same time, you’d be crazy not to try.
From an Uber rider’s perspective, Keith says, a round number surge like two times looks like the company is just slapping on a higher price tag because it’s raining. But when it’s 2.1 times as much, we think there must be a complex algorithm (which there is) coming up with that figure. The ride, then, is surely worth 2.1 times as much.
Since so many people are already using Waze to get to work, why not help a fellow commuter heading in the same direction? That’s what Waze Carpool is all about.
Source : Waze Carpool
C’est Uber qui recrute, qui forme ; la commission est plafonnée ; ils prennent un pourcentage dessus ; la course n’est pas libre ; les chauffeurs doivent rendre des comptes
Apple’s only public car product is currently its CarPlay system, which connects Apple smartphones to a car’s entertainment system. “That is what we do today in the car business, so we will have to see what the future holds,” Cook said.
Les citoyens d’Austin ont estimé que ce n’était pas à Uber et à Lyft d’écrire la loi.
Robots aren’t stealing your job – at least in this instance – but they’re becoming your boss. And the level of control and surveillance they exert is often far greater than human management would