Uber to become the AWS of Logistics

Uber’s long-term plan is to become a platform for third-party companies, providing logistics’ answer to Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to the company’s CTO Thuan Pham.

“We think of our own platform as our own AWS to power our own businesses, and ultimately we’re thinking that someday, well into the future, we can perhaps enable other businesses to be built on top of our platform by other third-party vendors,” he said in a keynote speech at RISE in Hong Kong.

“The fraud-detection capabilities and the mapping capabilities and routing capabilities – all those things, we don’t see why we can’t ultimately offer that to other people to build on top of it.”

However, he stressed that this was by no means an immediate plan, and that the company had considerable work to do to expand its own businesses before it could enact the idea.

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