Uber Will Use Your Smartphone to Know If You're Drunk or exhausted

Uber Will Use Your Smartphone to Know If You're Drunk or exhausted

Uber Will Use Your Smartphone to Know If You're Drunk or exhausted

After revealing a first look at its flying auto prototype, slated to launch in LA by 2020, Uber looks to further improve its service, as the ridesharing giant has explored identifying drunk passengers with artificial intelligence, according to a patent application.

Rideshare giant Uber has applied for a patent in the United States, for software that will develop the ability to detect intoxicated passengers using machine learning.

Uber is working on technology that could determine just how drunk passengers are when ordering a ride.

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"For example, when the likelihood is comparatively very high, the user may not be matched with any provider, or limited to providers with experience or training with users having an unusual state", the patent states.

Uber will soon be able to notify a customer if they are drunk, before they get into one of their cars.

Uber is often used by British merrymakers after Friday post-work drinks or a Saturday night of revelry, so the company could potentially alienate a solid customer base, if indeed its patent plans lead to a drunk-sniffing system.

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'It may also make journeys safer for drunk passengers, so if they know who is a risky driver they might prevent that unsafe driver from picking up vulnerable riders'.

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