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SF Gate | 07.30.15

Uber’s app may show phantom cars

Alex Rosenblat, Luke Stark

D&S researcher Alex Rosenblat and Luke Stark’s work in analyzing Uber’s algorithm-based mapping of drivers’ location.

Researchers from Data & Society did some digging of its own, and were told by Uber that the map was meant to be as accurate as possible based on your location, but represented a zoomed out view of sorts of your area rather than an accurate depiction of exactly where cars are located.

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