The company said it has major plans for the AI business venture with six companies which control more than 10,000 taxis in Tokyo.
It's only three weeks ago that the Japan-based company revealed its new CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida. Which sort of limits the reach of ride-sharing companies like Uber.
Japan has tough laws in place for the taxi industry, banning the use of private cars for ride hailing services.
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However, the company Uber, who's emollient CEO is Dara Khosrowshahi as well as the unaware playground, i.e. the associated cities for the VC-fueled company's services, both have moved on and awakened of the disruptive playbook of the tech giant.
This comes as Sony announced a revolutionary new taxi service which will use artificial intelligence (AI) in the country. To provide a more efficient dispatching, the AI algorithm will incorporate data from traffic, weather, and events. It, too, is working on an AI-powered dispatch system.
Sony, which uses AI in such products as the Aibo robot dog, has been looking to raise its profile in both consumer and business applications of the technology - an effort that has seen it make investments in the USA and joint ventures in Japan. Currently, Uber only operates in smaller towns where there are no taxi companies. Also, the service is speculated to be launched in spring. That means its core service, that it offers in major markets like the USA and United Kingdom, is not in full operation in Japan. The automobile company has already invested $75 million collaborating with JapanTaxi in the project according to Bloomberg.
If whipping out your smart phone to book a flying Uber for your next trip seems like a ridiculous and far off idea you may be mistaken - it could be happening much sooner than you'd think. Hence, services that require the use of app will only be a match for licensed drivers.