Uber announces 20k cabs are being fitted with safety screen

News desk, News Nation 360: Uber announced the installation of safety screens or safety cockpits in 20,000 Premier sedans, setting a new standard of safety for its riders and drivers in the new normal. The safety cockpit is an innovative and protective ceiling-to-floor transparent plastic screen installed between the passenger and the driver. This enables social distancing within the confines of a car. Additionally, it acts as a safeguard to prevent droplet and aerosol transmission. Uber, which pioneered safety cockpits in India with their installation in UberMedic cars to transport frontline healthcare workers, has already fitted them in 8,000 cars. The cost of installation is borne by Uber, and it comes free of cost to drivers. Additionally, these safety cockpits are being scaled up across other product categories immediately. Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, told at Uber, they are constantly defining transportation safety standards and take all possible precautions to ensure the safety of both riders and drivers. After pioneering safety cockpits in the Indian market, Uber teams will continue working around the clock to leverage its technology and global expertise for continuing to innovate the best possible product experience for all their drivers and riders. Globally, Uber has purchased safety supplies worth $50 million. Complementing these initiatives, Uber has sourced more than 3 million face masks, 1.2 million shower caps for Moto riders, 200,000 bottles of disinfectants, and 200,000 bottles of sanitizers for free distribution to all its driver-partners in India. 

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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