Uber gears up to restart operations, its rider and driver safety features are set to go live across the world including india.
It has released a set of new guidelines to ensure the safety of the drivers around the country.
In a virtual press conference organised by the company, Senior Director of Product Management, Uber, San Francisco, Mr. Sachin kansal said
“In the past few months, Uber has been doing its bit to help people in times of need. Apart from tying up with different Ecommerce and grocery startups like flipkart and bigbasket for the delivery of essentials,Uber has also been ensuring that it continued to provide commute for healthcare workers and providers. It has also opened its services for emergency trips to hospitals and clinics. Now, with restrictions being eased, we are doing our bit to ensure that riders and drivers feel safe during an Uber ride.
Its mandatory for the drivers to wear a mask, they will only be allowed to accept a trip when they click on the option on the app that “I am wearing a mask” and uploading a selfie as a proof.
Explaining the different changes in rider’s side app, Senior Product Manager, safety Uber, San francisco, Rebecca Payne, said,”Only those drivers who have a mask on and have all the measures checked will be shown to the rider . As soon aw the app opens, the rider will getting a prompt on Covid-19 health guidelines and tios that they need to keep in mind and follow every ride”.
She added that the rider has to wear a mask, sanitise their hands before a ride, sitting at the back weat and handling their own languages.