DUBAI // Smartphone-based taxi rental business UBER is revising its welfare and security checks subsequent the suspected rape of a female traveller by a driver in India.The corporation, launched in Dubai around 18 months ago, monitored by Abu Dhabi earlier this year, links licensed drivers with clientsby means of their mobile phones and currently exists in lots of major cities all around the world.The organization alleged it was observing at ways to tighten up its processes, though it did not elaborate on in what way that would be done.
“They are looking to rise the kind of security we presently have in place following the suspected incident in Delhi, but that is being done on an international base,” said by an UBER spokesperson. “It is essential to make clear that we don’t hire the motorists or own the cars, as that is done over current limo enterprises based in the Dubai and UAE.“We have not had any problems in relation to welfare regarding the passengers we have in the state.”Drivers are rated by their travelers and if issues are upraised regarding security, then UBER explore. Potential motorists asking to join the UBER in UAE network must be hired with a current Limousine Company that has all the certification from the RTA in Dubai.
“From subsequent year, RTA will also be giving more training for drivers on proficiency, professionalism and how to treat female travelers to strengthen the message,” said by Carl Madi, operations manager at Ubers UAE. Drivers desiring to sign up with the business must first apply online, have an approved the license and complete the Road and Authority safety procedures. Mr.Madi said “We do not hire persons on an individual basis as that is not permissible in the United Arab Emirate, so they need to be working for a totally licensed commercial limo business in the state,”. Moreover He said the drivers that listed are then called for an interview at Uber’s organizations; where they are tested on their motorway knowledge, as well as understanding of English language. Around 10% 15%of applicants fail at this stage.
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UBER in Dubai then approves that the motorists have the right certification and they are then given a 45-minutes training session in their key language, where they are trained how to function under the UBER system. And more 10% to 15% are unable to make it past at this stage. “In terms of the cars we use, they are all original or new and almost new, so that means since 2013,” Mr.Madi additionally said. He also said “Because we donot own any automobiles, the cars are protected by the commercial insurance providing by the driver’s parent corporation and, as such, maintenance is passed out by the limo corporations.“For our part, we check the cars to ensure they are clean and well presented,”“The only happenings we have had since we originated operations correlated to a flat tire and a faintly noisy engine, which we looked into.”