The ride-hailing service has an application pending before the US Patent and Trademark Office that would tap artificial intelligence to separate sober passengers from drunk ones.
Others point out the implementation of the technology could clash with Uber's business model, as many riders use the service to avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking. The idea is still in its early stages, and the company has no immediate plans to start using the technology as described in the application. The app's ability to predict user behaviour could also be used by Uber drivers to detect user's vulnerability.
Based on how the system interprets that behavior, it may adjust how it arranges a match with a driver, the application said. For instance, a user can get matched with a specific driver, the driver can get an alert about the possible state of the passenger and alternate pick up and drop off locations can even be suggested.
"We file patent applications on many ideas, but not all of them actually become products or features".
It's still unclear how the patent, if approved, would be applied, and whether Uber would make use of it at all. To some, the concept may be counterintuitive to why they choose to hail an Uber. For example, a rider who has Parkinson's or a hand tremor might be recognized by the app as being drunk.
Drivers may receive a notification that the person requesting the ride could be intoxicated, which also could result in more experienced drivers being routed to help riders who could present a problem for someone less experienced.
Ride-sharing company Uber is exploring ways to identify drunk passengers, with an eye on protecting drivers from unruly customers, CNN reported June 7. Uber has come under fire before for its misuse of customer data, which included Uber employees being able to track the location of ex-partners over a centralised "God View" tool.
Pro-Brexit tabloid the Sun warned lawmakers on Tuesday's front page that they had a choice: "Great Britain or great betrayal". Corbyn instructed his MPs to abstain on the amendment, meaning they should neither vote for or against it.
Today, Anthony is disappointed because he has shown for three seasons the love he has for the club and its supporters". "After thinking about all the possibilities and settings, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United ", Lamboley said.
Will they simply shake hands? Sources told Axios that measure was conditional upon what Kim was willing to give the U.S.in return. But Pompeo's comments sought to reaffirm the high benchmark the USA is setting for Trump and Kim to reach an agreement.
The chancellor said migration represented a significant challenge for Europe when it was in a "very fragile situation". Salvini shot back that France has turned away thousands of migrants trying to reach France at Italy's northern border.
Any warm-up matches would likely occur in late May or early June 2026, though the tournament dates have yet to be confirmed. Such a determination may not occur until at least late 2025, once teams qualify and learn their opening-round assignments.
Although it would be the first tournament to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of games will be held in the US. The 2018 tournament kicks off in Russian Federation on Thursday and the 2022 World Cup will be hosted by Qatar.
Fury was given a backdated two-year doping ban, and he declared his boxing career finished as he piled on the pounds. The unbeaten former world heavyweight champion takes on Albania's Sefer Seferi in Manchester on Saturday.
Pletneva previously criticised the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, tentatively spreading in Russian Federation . Pletnyova said she that she would like Russian citizens to get married "out of love regardless of their ethnicity".
But he has since lowered expectations, backing away from an original demand for North Korea's swift denuclearisation. Kim was also responsible for killing his uncle, who he is rumored to have perceived as a threat to his own power.
Tesla Lays Off 9 Percent Of Workforce
That said, Musk claims Tesla will soon be rolling out yet another update created to help users avoid the alerts entirely. He noted that the cuts will not affect Tesla's ability to reach targets for producing the Model 3.
Idaho boy diagnosed with plague
Infected fleas spread the infection to animals, commonly mice, squirrels, prairie dogs and even cats and dogs. The plague is a very serious illness, but is treatable with antibiotics, usually taken for seven to 14 days.
Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'
The five-hour summit did give Trump and Kim a chance to express optimism and make of show of their new relationship. Trump is also wrong to say there was an assumption before he took office that the United States would go to war.
U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup
The plan is that Canada and Mexico would each host 10 matches, while 60 matches would be played in the United States. With three host countries, it would be natural to give all three host sides a Day 1 showcase.
Federal Reserve raises interest rates
The rate is estimated to fall 3.5% next year , through to 2020, down from the previous forecast of 3.6%. He'll likely address the decision to hike rates and the Fed's views on the overall economic outlook.
Korea officials in final summit preparations
One diplomatic source in Singapore said, "Tension was very high in North Korea , hence the secrecy". This area has been designated by Singaporean authorities as "special event areas".
John Boyega slams ‘Star Wars’ fans for harassing costars
And in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , the character of Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) once was a devoted Guardian of the Whills . The midi-chlorians comment is mentioned as part of a larger conversation about AI and religion within the context of Star Wars .