Alternative products to Uber Beacon

8 alternative and related products to Uber Beacon

Uber Beacon

A light to find your Uber easily

Uber Beacon is a new light-up windshield icon that glows in a color chosen by riders in the Uber app. Beacon’s color-matching technology makes it easier—and faster—for riders to find their drivers, especially at night and in crowded areas.

The Verge
Almost two months to the day after Uber loaded its fleet of self-driving SUVs into the trailer of a self-driving truck and stormed off to Arizona in a self-driving huff, the company is preparing to launch its second experiment (if you don't count the aborted San Francisco pilot) in autonomous ride-hailing.
Computerworld
Using a new computer algorithm, MIT researchers showed that self-driving vehicles being tested by services such as Uber and Lift could nearly eliminate the need for most of New York City's taxi fleet, reducing pollution and increasing ride time efficiency.
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Uber Elevate

The future of on-demand urban air transportation by UBER

Uber Elevate is on-demand, urban air transportation. Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to our cities and our lives—quicker daily commutes, less traffic congestion, and cleaner air around the world. Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers we’ll need to overcome to make this a reality.

The Verge
Uber's "flying car" project Elevate came whizzing back into view today with a number of key announcements about where it will first appear, who will be working on it, and how this futuristic service will look when it ultimately takes off.
Forbes
Flying taxis sound like a futuristic idea, but Uber wants to test the idea in Los Angeles by 2020. The traffic-laden city is the second city in the US, following Dallas-Fort Worth, to be selected as a test bed for UberAir's network of air taxis.
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