Uber Strikes Partnership With DigitalGlobe To Improve Satellite Mapping

Uber Strikes Partnership With DigitalGlobe To Improve Satellite Mapping

Uber is teaming up with DigitalGlobe, a company that deal in satellite imaging. The paring is meant to give Uber an edge by using satellites to improve its road maps with high detail imaging which of course will help drivers better do their job.

“Today we are announcing a multi-year, global partnership with Uber to supply high resolution satellite imagery,” DigitalGlobe’s Director of Business Develop Kevin Bullock said in a post. “This imagery will help improve the Uber experience for riders and drivers around the world.”

In addition to improving how well its drivers are able to perform pick-ups and drop offs, the improved satellite imaging will be a huge help when Uber gets to the stage of getting self-driving cars out. Like other companies currently working on autonomous car and delivery projects, satellites will play a massive role in accuracy of computers handling navigation of traffic and finding shortcuts.

RELATED
Pandora Becomes A Part of Uber’s Partner App

Lyft Rolls Out Luxury Service In Limited Areas
Lyft and GM’s Express Drive Service Expands To Three Major East Coast Cities


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

Leave a Comment