Luc Vincent, who has worked as the senior executive of engineering at Google, has been recruited by Lyft. He will lead the ride-sharing organization’s maps and commercial center division. He is the most recent Google Maps designer to relocate to the universe of ride-sharing. Many organizations are staffing up their mapping divisions in light of a legitimate concern for making the interface for rider and driver as clean as possible.
Vincent has helped pioneer the source of the data processing feature of Google Maps. He said that he would help the company ‘rethink’ transportation. Which includes improving the dispatch, pickups and drop offs as well as helping the drivers to get directions more precisely.
“People think Lyft’s mission is to just be a more efficient taxi company,” Vincent told The Verge.
He also added, “But it’s really about rethinking transportation, rethinking how we move people and interact with the environment of the car. I think they can perceive the problems, they’re going very fast, they’re going after a giant market, and they can really make a difference in the world. So that’s why I decided to make a move.”
Vincent will work with Lyft’s VP of designing, Peter Morelli, and lead innovation officer, Chris Lambert. Lyft’s primary rival is thought to be Uber. In fact, they are both trying hard to use the map data to provide completely driver-less cars.