Uber requires passengers to wear mask along the way, but now they may need to prove it. The company announced on Tuesday that it will release one technology within the application that will ask passengers to take out Selfie with their masks.
The aim of the new feature is to help combat its spread Mesures COVID-19, which has now infected more than 25 million people and killed nearly 850.000 worldwide. Uber first introduced mask selfie technology in May, when it began requiring drivers to take a photo with their mask before starting work every day.
"We firmly believe that responsibility must be reciprocal," he wrote on Tuesday. Sachin Kansal, global product leader security of Uber, in a blog post. "That's why we're extending the same technology to passengers."
However, passengers should not take selfies before each route, but if the driver mentions a passenger because he is not wearing a mask. Those who do not wear a mask will not be able to make the trip.
Uber drivers say they experienced a difficult time during it pandemic. Many have reported being infected with the virus, and at least six are known to have died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of USA advised people to avoid sitting indoors with strangers, such as a car, to reduce the risk of infection.
In recent months, Uber has been working to make routes safer. In May, he developed the application to ensure that drivers and passengers comply with pandemic protection measures. For example, before each trip, drivers and passengers must agree on the Go Online Checklist, with content such as coverage person, keep windows open and no one sitting in the front seat.
With mask verification technology, Uber said more than 3,5 million drivers have completed more than 100 million verifications since the company launched three months ago. The company even stated that the technology is designed to detects the mask as an object in the photo and does not process biometric information in individuals.