Uber’s new in-app navigation is designed specifically for Uber drivers

Uber’s new in-app navigation is designed specifically for Uber drivers


Uber’s driver-facing app is getting big changes to its navigation experience, something Uber is doing to try to help make it easier for drivers to do their job without having to worry too much about switching apps or trusting navigations software designed primarily for consumer use.

The new Uber navigation experience is an upgrade from what was available in the iOS driver app previously, and a completely new addition to the Android version of their mobile software. Uber previously relied exclusively on external routing apps including Google Maps and Waze on Android, offering a “Navigate” button that would pop drivers out directly into their third-party app of choice.

Uber’s Maps product team lead Manik Gupta and driver app senior product manager Maya Choksi told me in an…

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