The Uber app allows consumers to submit a trip request, which is routed to crowd-sourced taxi drivers. Since Uber’s launch, several other companies have emulated its business model, a trend that has come to be referred to as “Uberification”. It is an app which connects the riders to the drivers. These drivers are independent contractors working on their own hours, are their own boss and drive their own car. The below info graphic titled “How Safe is Uber” shows some astonishing facts about the company’s safety practices and driver screening that have come under intense scrutiny.
There are number of crime reports filed under Uber like vehicular manslaughter, physical assault etc and also many countries have made the use if Uber use illegal. The info graphic shows the countries which have banned the Uber apps with the crime done in that particular region. Also it gives insights of the safety measures taken by Uber to run in this competitive market. To name some few, Background checks, GPS tracking, two way feedback systems are installed for the safety.
But still there are problems with the safety measures of Uber which raises doubt every single time. Uber doesn’t use fingerprinting like taxi services also there are many ways to falsify the reviews. Their insurance policy is also very abrupt which is again an black mark on their reputation. They should solve their flaws because they are the trendsetter in these business and they should set a benchmark for their competitors.
Check out the infographic and post your views if you like. Infographic Source : backgroundchecks.org