Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Home Lead Story Uber to Install Safety Screens in 20,000 Premier Sedans

Uber to Install Safety Screens in 20,000 Premier Sedans

The initiative is taken for the safety of riders and drivers

Ride-hailing major Uber on Wednesday announced the installation of safety screens or safety cockpit in 20,000 premier sedans for the safety of riders and drivers.

According to the company, they have already fitted them in 8,000 cars. The cost of installation is borne by Uber, and it comes free of cost to drivers.

The safety cockpit is an innovative and protective ceiling-to-floor transparent plastic screen installed between the passenger and the driver.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

This enables social distancing within the confines of a car. Additionally, it acts as a safeguard to prevent droplet and aerosol transmission.

“After pioneering safety cockpits in the Indian market, Uber teams will continue to innovate the best possible product experience for all our drivers and riders,” Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia said in a statement.

Uber installing safety screens in 20k cars for safer rides
Uber has purchased safety supplies worth $50 million dollars globally. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Uber has purchased safety supplies worth $50 million dollars globally. According to the ride-hailing platform, Uber has sourced more than three million face masks, 1.2 million shower caps for Moto riders, 2,00,000 bottles of disinfectants, and 2,00,000 bottles of sanitizers for free distribution to all its driver-partners in India.

Also Read: Cultivate These Oral Health Habits From an Early Age in Your Child

The company has recently launched a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the ‘Go Online Checklist’ and a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Meanwhile, Uber closed its Mumbai office last month as part of the global churning in the wake the ongoing Covid-19 disruption that has affected its business.

Uber India had in May announced to lay off around 600 full-time employees due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis. (IANS)



Most Popular

Top iOS 13 Features That Light Up Your Smartphone And Internet Experience

By Nauman Every time iPhone comes with a new update, its users cannot help but praise the conveniences it brings with it. Not only do...

Floral Aroma Can Refresh Your Mind And Arrest Body Fatigue

Floral aromas such as Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, and Lavender, in addition to many others, can go a long way to refresh your mind and...

Some Hygiene Tips For You To Follow When You Step Out For A Run

Sweating is an inevitable part of running which will result in bad body odor. Whether you are a distance runner or a casual jogger,...

 How To Solve Word Problems In Algebra

 By Vivek Math is an important subject in the academic curriculum because of its real-life application. From addition and subtraction to algebra and trigonometry, maths...

Google To Test Service Called Task Mate In India

In a bid to improve its mapping services and bring more businesses online, Google is testing a paid crowdsourcing service called Task Mate in...

Google Launches AI Platforms To Help Cities With Their Tree Planting Projects

As policymakers aim to plant more trees to increase shade on warming city streets globally, Google has launched Tree Canopy Lab that combines Artificial...

Mrunal Thakur: Filmmakers Give Equal Footing To Women Characters In Movies

Actress Mrunal Thakur feels that very few filmmakers give equal footing to women characters in their movies. According to her, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is...

Steps To Curb Covid19 Transmission During Indoor Activities

To fight against novel coronavirus, scientists, including one of Indian-origin who studied the aerodynamics of infectious Covid-19 disease have shared steps to curb transmission...

Recent Comments