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Uber Enlisted Yves Behar to Design a Taxi-style sign for the roofs of cars

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:02
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a big, light up sign designed to displayed on the roof of a car carrying paid passengers. It’s not exactly the sort of invention that’ll catch the world on fire – especially with all of those yellow, checkered cars driving around with a something similar on top. At the very least, however, Uber’s new patent could discourage people from accidentally hopping into the wrong stranger’s car.

Uber’s newly granted “Iluminatable  Signage Device” patent details a thin, light up placard designed to be displayed on the “roof of a vehicle or suitably dimensioned mobile environment.” The car service first applied back in 2014 and finally got the grant just this week, making its logo far more prominent than the tiny signage displayed on the dash of many drivers.

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