Vancouver, one of the most busiest and expensive cities in the world, is all set to get a transportation upgrade. The popular taxi booking company Uber, has begun their mapping project in Metro Vancouver area anticipating to be operational by the year end.
Uber Is Upping its game!
It is still not sure whether the people in Vancouver and British Columbia will be able to book a cab from their mobile phones. The province is one of the very few places in North America that doesn’t have a ride hailing service, according to Uber. The previous Liberal government was in the favor of introducing the taxi booking service by the end of 2017, and all three political parties of B.C also shared the same opinion. Well, all we know is that nowadays you can use your phone in many other ways – there is no lack of cool apps out there. Until there is no Uber in town you can open your browser and have some fun by checking on one of the trusted sources ValleyGames and choose the best online casino on your preference while waiting for your regular cab.
Uber is taking things positive as it has sent 25 mapping vehicles to tour the area of Vancouver and collect important data that would go to improve their map and service. The vehicles will collect data like traffic patterns, building entrance and exits roads and other details required for optimizing their service. It will help the tech heavy company to determine potential pick up and drop locations and offer the best routes to drivers. The project is a month long work which was initiated a year back for other areas of Canada.
When Uber started it services in America 7 years ago, they had to utilize data from third parties which was often unreliable and inefficient. Uber works with Google for their mapping requirements but the service is not customized for taxi apps. Gradually the company had introduced their own tracking vehicles in a bid to improve their maps and eliminate the gaps that existed in the system. The Uber Canada project began in the city of Edmonton and since then the data quality has improved many times, expressed Ramit Kar, general manager of Uber Western Canada.
Kar said that it was a significant investment on their part but required to enhance their offerings. They were hoping that things would follow through positively and they are going to make their best efforts with a better product. The taxi service is already quite popular in other parts of Canada and Uber is going to do everything in its power to meet the demand of its customers.
Kar also commented that they are going to make sure that people in the area get a safe way to reach home and also get earning opportunities by signing up as drivers. The company is going to ensure that smart and fair ride sharing rules are adopted in B.C in everybody’s interest.
How would it help?
The tracking vehicles plying on the roads of Metro Vancouver also is a good way of advertising, said Kar. British Columbians will get an opportunity to spot an Uber vehicle on the road – it’s really cool, right?
Soon, people in Vancouver will soon be able to book their rides sitting at the comfort of their homes, just like many others around the world.