Uber adds more detail to its maps for smoother pickups

Uber adds more detail to its maps for smoother pickups

When you get back on the Uber app (it’s been a minute during the pandemic), you’ll notice some improvements to the map from the ride-hailing service.

The biggest update will be at pickup points. Passengers will more clearly see whether your pickup pin is on the left or right side of the street. For drivers, it will also be more clearly laid out, so they know where to expect the passenger to be waiting and can drive to that point. Before, the pin would often drop in the middle of the road. 

Both passengers and drivers will also get more detailed location points. Instead of just giving the address as, say, “100 Main St.,” the black box on the top of the app will give landmarks or nearby descriptions. So it’ll look something like, “Pickup near Starbucks at 100 Market St.” instead. Read more…

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