Building good mobile navigation is super hard. So why is Uber trying it?

Anyone who frequently uses ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft knows the frustration that can come from a driver and rider trying to find each other. Sometimes the driver is on the wrong side of the street, or misses their turn — and sometimes the rider gives terrible directions over the phone. Uber wants to fix that and has reworked the navigation system it builds into the Uber Driver app in a bid to get everyone to where they’re going more quickly. The navigation system has been redesigned on iOS, and will be coming soon to Android for the first time. Screenshot: Uber A navigation app like Google Maps or Waze — which a number of ride-sharing service drivers turn to — is basically designed to get someone from... Continue reading…

Building good mobile navigation is super hard. So why is Uber trying it?

Technology Redesigning in-app navigation in hopes drivers might actually use it. Uber is revving up the mapping features it offers within its own app.

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Popular Science

Uber rebuilt its navigation app with drivers in mind

Anyone who frequently uses ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft knows the frustration that can come from a driver and rider trying to find each other. Sometimes the driver is on ...

Thu 16 Mar 17 from The Verge

Uber revamps navigation for iOS app, finally adds navigation for Android - Roadshow

The changes aren't earth shattering, but they're welcome nevertheless.

Wed 15 Mar 17 from CNET

Uber drivers no longer need other mapping apps

Few of us think about the driver experience when we hail an Uber. We open the app, summon a car and then clamber into the backseat, peering at our phones or talking to friends until ...

Wed 15 Mar 17 from Engadget

Uber’s new in-app navigation is designed specifically for Uber drivers

 Uber’s driver-facing app is getting big changes to its navigation experience, something Uber is doing to try to help make it easier for drivers to do their job without having to ...

Wed 15 Mar 17 from TechCrunch

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