Toronto is the new Detroit and Detroit is Toronto
Detroit has finally arrived in Toronto, the most advanced city in North America with the latest in artificial intelligence technology.
The city, home to the world’s largest auto assembly plant, will become the first Canadian city to use smart systems for transportation, a trend that’s now hitting other cities including Seattle and Los Angeles.
But the transition won’t be seamless for residents.
While some residents will be able to drive to work, other services such as Uber and Lyft are currently not available in Toronto.
Uber and Lyft have struggled to reach a significant enough number of drivers in Toronto to be counted as a part of the company’s total.
While those rides can be a lucrative source of revenue for Uber, the company has struggled to gain traction with new drivers.
The company also has trouble recruiting new drivers to work for it in Toronto because of the province’s new minimum wage and other factors, said the company.
Uber spokeswoman Susan Wollenberg said that the company is looking for “real-time, qualified and skilled drivers” to fill the gaps.
Uber currently has 10,000 drivers in Canada and more than 4,500 drivers across the United States, she said.
The Canadian cities are expected to offer a number of services, including:Uber and Google are currently working on a partnership that would allow passengers to pay using their smartphone instead of cash, a move that would enable the ridesharing company to compete with taxis in the cities.
Drivers are also expected to be able use smart car technology to better anticipate their customers needs, and to help them plan ahead.
Uber’s Toronto office has about 100 workers there, and its London offices have about 200 employees.
The Ontario government also is working to create a pilot program in the city to test new ways of measuring congestion in the area, said Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca.
That could lead to new standards for measuring congestion, such as a traffic management system, or a vehicle-monitoring system that uses radar and cameras to help drivers and other road users.