A new Uber policy may make getting home tougher for ravers
The new Uber policy let’s driver’s see the passenger’s destination postal code.
Uber has been making changes to its operations to benefit drivers.
Most recently, Uber has made changes to the driver’s version of the app that gives them a broader picture of a requested ride.
The update will allow drivers to see the beginning part of the passenger’s destination postal card, giving them the foresight to either accept or decline the trip based on financial viability.
Driver’s make more money from short trips, which this update will help them choose. Up until now, drivers could only see an estimated journey time for requested trips.
Additionally, the app will allow drivers to filter rides going to destinations of their choice, allowing them to tailor their shifts to maximise earnings.
Ravers need trips too
If driver’s choose shorter trips, it might become difficult for ravers to get rides across the city from remote locations at ungodly hours of the morning.
That being said, drivers will still accept the trip because it’s money- especially in South Africa. (where the update will probably roll out to).
In other news, Uber has confirmed that is will begin blocking passengers (riders) in South Africa based on bad behavior and bad ratings.
“We have recently updated our community guidelines which extends the same behavioral standards to the riders that we have for driver-partners and we will be notifying a small number of riders that their behavior needs to improve or their access to the app could be removed – which is already done with drivers,” Uber general manager for Sub-Saharan Africa Alon Lit told BusinessTech.
Amidst increased competition in the transport sector, the new Uber policy aims to keep Uber at the top by keeping their drivers happy too.