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    Uber will now ask some riders to click selfie with a mask before letting them ride

    Uber announced a new safety policy on Monday, which will require riders, who have been tagged for not wearing masks on a previous trip, to take a selfie showing them wearing a mask, in order to book their next trip. This new feature ensures that the feedback received from drivers can help make the platform safer for the next user.

    Uber introduced the mask selfie feature in September which would require riders to present a selfie with a mask before starting the journey.

    Pavan Vaish, Head of Supply & Driver Operations, Uber India SA, said in a statement: “At Uber, we believe responsibility is a two-way street. Earlier this year, we designed innovative technology to ensure that drivers actually wear masks before accepting travel. Today we have devised similar technology for riders who were previously called upon not to wear a mask while traveling. Our new policy raises the bar on safety and makes ours safer platform not only for you, but also for the next pilot and pilot. “

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    In recent months, Uber has launched a full set of safety measures, such as the checklist for going online and a mandatory mask policy for motorcyclists, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, and mandatory driver instruction on protocols. security related to Covid-19 in recent months. Riders and drivers can also cancel a trip, without penalty, if the other person is not wearing a mask.

    Uber noted in an official statement that to complement these measures, Uber is distributing over 3 million masks and 2 million bottles of disinfectants and disinfectants free of charge to drivers.

    Uber on Thursday announced it will hire 85 more engineers in India. This comes on top of the 140 engineers the company said it wanted to hire last month, bringing the total number of engineering hires underway in India to 225. Uber has hired two Amazon veterans as senior directors to lead all pilots and the platform’s engineering and global finance technology teams.

    The new feature ensures that feedback received from drivers can help make the platform safer for the next user.

    News Underline:

    • Uber introduced the mask selfie feature in September which would require riders to present a selfie with a mask before starting the journey.
    • Uber has now announced a new safety policy that will require riders, who have been tagged for not wearing masks on a previous trip, to take a selfie showing them wearing a mask, in order to book their next trip.
    • Uber says accountability is a two-way street calling out bikers not to wear a mask while traveling.
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