Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Uber Offers Trip Data to Cities, Starting in Boston - Digits - WSJ

On a similar note, see Strava Metro

"The data partnership marks the first time Uber has opened up its transportation database, one of the most valuable assets for a company that owns no cars and employs no drivers. In exchange for helping regulators track user data, the company hopes to build political clout and make a stronger case for its legitimacy in many places where its legal status is in doubt.

Uber is currently in talks to share data reports with New York City, and is open to discussing similar arrangements anywhere in operates in the U.S., said Justin Kintz, head of policy for North America.

“We intend to make this a national standard policy that we are going to offer any U.S. city that’s an Uber city that’s interested in access to similar data,” Kintz said."
Uber Offers Trip Data to Cities, Starting in Boston - Digits - WSJ
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