Published on : Saturday, October 21, 2017
On Friday Uber declared that it is ready to roll out its list of travel data in Paris to the public to assist city officials and urban planners analyze transportation requirements appropriately since the company seeks to impress national authorities.
The US ride-hailing app assimilates large amounts of data from numerous trips enjoyed by customers that it utilizes to improve its services.
Of late, it has started to make it available for many cities including Sydney, Boston and Washington DC. Adam Gromis, responsible for environmental sustainability at Uber asserted that they are often enquired if there is any way so as to permit the sharing of more data as people are always interested to see where people have been travelling in their city.
This service is known as the ‘Uber Movement’.
It shows how long it takes to make a journey between two points in a city at different times of the day.
In order to respect the privacy of the users Uber Movement uses only aggregated anonymised data. Uber had launched in 2011 in Paris and enjoyed a bitter relationship with regulators across Europe who had accused it of violating their conventional licensing rules. Many taxi drivers protested against the smartphone app, and these protests turned violent in 2015 when Paris cabbies overturned cars and burned tyres.
Uber has suffered a challenging few months that led to former chief executive and co-founder Travis Kalanick being forced out following a series of boardroom controversies and regulatory battles in many US states and also around the world.
Dara Khosrowshahi who is the new chief executive of Uber has struck a lesser violent attitude as compared to his predecessor, especially in London where Uber is challenging a decision by the transport regulator to strip it of its operating license inside the city.