Former Head Of Google Street View Team Joins Lyft
Google has lost yet another important member of its Street View team for 12 years to join the mapping team at Lyft. Luc Vincent was the Senior Director of Engineering on Google Maps and he helped create Street View.
Vincent is expected to help Lyft redesign the ways it manages its vehicle fleet, maps and marketplace units. He will also be entrusted with enhancing and utilizing the Lyft application and direct the team for better approaches to help the Lyft drivers' navigation.
In a meeting with The Verge, Vincent said that Lyft is not merely endeavoring to be a superior taxi service yet is really aiming to "rethink transportation." He pointed out that rethinking transportation includes enhancing dispatch, pick-ups and drop-offs and helping drivers with their navigation. The aspirations and Vincent's own conviction that Lyft has what it takes to improve transportation are the reasons why he chose to join the transportation network company.
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According to Business Insider, Vincent will be working with Lyft's Chief Technology Officer, Chris Lambert, and Vice President of Engineering, Peter Morelli. These gentlemen will apparently build up an arrangement to finish the company's ambitious objective of ultimately transitioning self-driving vehicles by 2021.
The company likely considers Vincent as a major asset perceiving how a great deal of Google's top engineers was poached by Uber, Lyft's direct rival. Lyft reveals that Vincent's experience in mapping will help the company build-out its system, which the primary goal is to improve the process and to track more location services.
Lyft is a transportation network company based in San Francisco, California. It operates in over 200 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. It is well known for its mobile app, which does not track its users after a trip ends. In addition, the app does not collect data when turned off.
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