Written by Kfir Kedem - July 21, 2020
Edited by Asaf Kedem
For already some time Uber has been developing autonomous vehicle technology. They are at the forefront of autonomous ride sharing. Basically, they are working on a future where passengers could order a driverless taxi to drive them from point A to point B, just like in the movie Total Recall.
In order to develop this technology, they collect data. Currently they are using this data to determine where the best locations are for deploying their vehicles.
They have now acquired Routematch, a company that prides itself on improving routing solutions. This results in many benefits for Uber such as improved mobility management, and the ability to monitor their vehicles' activities.
Auto Trendy’s take:
The way that autonomous vehicles can function is based on the data that they receive. The more data, the better. For example, given enough data on traffic behavior, the vehicle would be able to learn how to adapt to different driving scenarios. When it comes to routing, the data collected right now by their drivers could help their autonomous vehicles learn the perfect driving routes based on congestion and time of day.