The most recent update to Uber’s ride-hailing app allows the platform to track user location data even while the app isn’t in use, according to TechCrunch.
Earlier versions of the app only tracked user data while the app was running, however, the update requests users’ permission to keep location sharing always on. Uber plans to use the data gained to improve the user experience, like by offering more accurate pick-up times and locations.
Uber wants more accurate mapping technology that will cater to the needs of both its service and its customers. In August the company moved away from using Google Maps for its service
Article source: http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-wants-more-user-data-2016-11