Uber developing its own Map service like Google Maps with $500M investment


According to reports, Uber will pump $500 million in a bid to end its dependency on Google Maps and other similar services. The development assumes great relevance in the wake of the recent disclosure by Uber’s advanced technologies chief Brian McClendon about the possibility of company’s mapping ambitions. In the meantime, Uber has already mapped … Read more

Uber drivers will now use TomTom’s navigation system

Uber has stricken a deal with Dutch navigation and mapping  software developer, TomTom, so its drivers will make use of the programs to take customers to the right place on time. The US-based transportation network has been making efforts to upgrade its mapping and navigation resources for a year now, with the first candidate being … Read more

Lyft has been cited by the FCC for breaking regulations about robotic calls and automated text messages

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Lyft Uber’s worst rival, Lyft, has been cited by the Federal Communications Commission for violating Telephone Consumer Protection Act, by spamming the consumers with auto-dialed answering machine messages, while the company does not let those who received the spamming  to unsubscribe from the messages. FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, Travis LeBlanc, said in an … Read more