Uber Introduces Mask Verification Selfies for Riders in India

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Uber Introduces Mask Verification Selfies for Riders in India

Uber has launched a passenger masks verification requirement as an additional layer of security measure due to COVID-19. This characteristic asks passengers, particularly those that have been referred to as out by the drivers for not carrying a masks of their earlier journeys, to take a selfie which reveals them carrying a masks. Except the passenger takes a selfie displaying the masks, they will not have the ability to e-book their subsequent journey. Uber had rolled this characteristic out within the US and Canada in September, and is now increasing it to different areas. It additionally launched an identical mask-verification selfie characteristic for drivers in Might this 12 months.

Uber passengers will likely be requested to confirm with a selfie primarily based on earlier driver suggestions. If a driver calls out the rider for not carrying a masks whereas sitting within the cab, then the rider will likely be requested to share a selfie carrying a masks for verification with a purpose to e-book their subsequent trip. Upon this profitable verification, will the rider have the ability to e-book his subsequent journey through the Uber app. Uber says that ever because it launched driver masks verification selfies in Might this 12 months, it has performed greater than 17.44 million verifications in India alone.

Aside from this, Uber has additionally launched security measures like Go On-line Guidelines, necessary driver schooling round Covid-19 associated security protocols, necessary masks coverage for riders, pre-trip masks verification selfies for drivers. Uber has additionally launched the power for each rider and driver to cancel a visit in the event that they discover that the opposite particular person shouldn’t be carrying a masks. This cancellation is not going to levy any penalty.

Individually, Uber recently also announced that it’s going to add 1,000 electrical autos in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune. These sedan autos will likely be obtainable for rent by means of Uber’s Premier and Rental providers on its app. The corporate has partnered with Lithium City Applied sciences to make this potential. It says that it plans to scale up the variety of electrical automobiles in its fleet from 100 at present to 2,000 within the subsequent 12 months.


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