In India, Passenger safety is the new mantra at Uber

In India, Passenger safety is the new mantra at Uber
With the recent ban against Uber in New Delhi, the ride sharing service is looking to turn the public's perception of the company around. Charges of sexual assault again an Uber driver in the country, has led the company to order more background checks on prospective drivers in India. Uber is battening down the hatches. It has put together a local team that will respond to incidents that might arise in India. Additionally, it has debuted a ShareMyETA button inside the app in the country. This button can send the current position of the Uber car you are seated in, and information about the driver, to friends. Police and document verification will make sure that all drivers and local partners are in good standing with the law.

Uber still isn't allowed to conduct business in New Delhi. A hearing will be held on Monday and any bit of protection that it offers to potential customers, the better its odds of being allowed to resume pick up and delivery of passengers in the nation's capital. The company has put up a petition on its website, hoping to be allowed to resume business soon.

Uber has been hit with other issues around the globe, including one involving price hikes in South Korea. In Portland, the courts are reviewing the legality of the entire Uber system, while another driver, this one in Boston, was charged with rape. If Uber can get past these serious growing pains, we could see continued growth of the service that now drives over 1 million people a day to their destinations.

source: Uber via TechCrunch



1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Ola and TFS are ahead of Uber now in India. And it will continue to increase even further in future. Both also got fundings recently.

2. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

India really needs to get more on ladies saftey with new apps. Perpetrating these acts by criminals are really discouraging

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.....Starting #BringUberBack on their own website. How pathetic is that ! Instead of following the legal route and waiting for the court hearing this pathetic idiots wants to create a fake hype to that they can continue to put people's safety at risk. First carry out criminal checks on your employees before hiring them. The driver who commited rape had already served in prison and so that would've come up in the criminal check. You guys had it coming, Uber !

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Uber are just selfish, greedy bastards and their business model is just illegal and harmful to other companies in this sector.

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