SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber is best known for allowing people to book a taxi through its smartphone application. But the fast-growing company has far broader ambitions.
The world’s automakers and tech giants like Google have unveiled a series of driverless car projects that rely heavily on up-to-date road data. Companies like Amazon and FedEx use mapping information to run their global logistics operations. And tech start-ups, including Uber and Airbnb, the vacation-rental website, have incorporated digital maps into the heart of their businesses.
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