By Nicolas Vega
Uber said it may soon know if customers are drunk — even before they get picked up.
The ride-hailing company said in a recent patent application that it has come up with a way to tell “the state of the user” by analyzing a number of factors.
The patent imagines a world where you might stumble out of a bar at 2 a.m. and the app will be able to know if you are drunk based on the angle you’re holding your phone, how you are walking and how you are interacting with the app compared to other times you’ve used it.
For example, the app will be able to register the speed at which you switch through pages and type directions — skills that are normally impaired after too much alcohol.
Source: NY Post