Constant changing in traffic patterns has made it difficult for some to get to work on time. Which is why Uber has recently put into effect a new system called Uber Movement. With this, Uber will be able to map traffic patterns for every city to accommodate our increasing population.
Their website includes information about new roads, transit lines, and even major road events of cities. With their insight, Movement will be able to examine rush hours and road closures as well as their impact on the time it takes for a driver to get from point a to point b.
Buzzfeed even recently posted an article explaining that, “In the last year, Uber has launched partnerships with transit agencies across the country to subsidize rides and extend its reach.”
Although it seems fairly recent in the news, surprisingly, Movement has been in the making for over six years, and in that time, they have discovered the path of mobility that will start in 3 cities: Sydney, Australia, Washington, DC, and Manila located as the capital of the Philippines.
Their final goal is to provide information on the infrastructure and framework of cities while protecting the privacy of Uber riders and drivers. Uber claims that all the data collected is reported anonymous and no personal identification is used.
On the Uber Movement website, they stated, “Preserving rider and driver privacy is our #1 priority. All data is anonymized and aggregated to ensure no personally identifiable information or user behavior can be surfaced through the movement tool.”
In the upcoming months, Uber hopes at to give full access to every city that Uber offers its driving services.