An Uber car searcher has found that it is able to identify drivers with a better-than-chance of being female.
The company behind the app is using data from the DuckduckGo search engine to identify female drivers, according to BuzzFeed News.
It uses the data to build its own algorithm that will eventually suggest drivers to customers.
“You’re able to look at the data and say, ‘Well, I’d bet that there’s a female driver on this route,'” said Dwayne Johnson, the company’s head of driver technology, in an interview with BuzzFeed News in San Francisco.
Uber has long been accused of discriminating against women and minorities in its cars.
The company’s data shows that it pays women significantly less than men and has been accused by civil rights groups of gender bias in its vehicles.
It’s unclear how Uber’s data is used to identify women drivers, but it has been cited as one of the reasons why the company has faced lawsuits from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“It’s not that we don’t believe women are capable of driving, we just think that there needs to be more of a focus on that and not just on the cars,” Johnson said.
The app uses DuckdukGo data to create its own algorithms, according the company.
It then looks at the location of the drivers in the data before it tries to identify them.
“If we’re looking at an area that is very densely populated, we’ll go to the area where the population is highest, then we’ll look at where the traffic is heaviest, and then we go to that,” Johnson explained.
The Uber app also uses other data sources, such as Google Maps data, to try to identify cars.
This could be a different kind of data that has not been disclosed.
“I don’t know how that would be used, but if we’re not looking at it, we’re definitely not going to know how to do it,” Johnson added.
Uber also has a data analytics team that analyzes the data that it collects to help optimize its business, according Johnson.
He said that the company uses that data to “optimize our pricing model, how we can help people in their search, and how we get the best value out of their money.”