Uber application adds taxis in Concepción: They can work in quarantine | Economy

Uber starts the registration process for taxi drivers who want to be part of Uber Taxi, a new mobility alternative that allows you to request trips in traditional yellow roof vehicles through the application.

This option will use Uber technology and will grant more travel services that simplify the way of moving in cities.

With the arrival of this new service to the city of Concepción, the penquistas will have more options to make their trips: Uber Flash (delivery of items at home), UberX (trips by private vehicle available in areas without confinement), and now, Uber Taxi, a modality that integrates taxi drivers into the app and It can be used in quarantined cities to carry out essential tasks or procedures.

Those who register for Uber Taxi will be able to independently provide their transportation services through the technological platform and receive trips requested by the thousands of users that the application has in Concepción.

To register, interested persons can do so through the Web page where you will find all the indications to join this new alternative.

“We invite all taxi drivers in Concepción to register and learn about the safety and quality standards that characterize our platform,” commented Alberto Vignau, General Manager of Uber Chile.

Those who join Uber Taxi will have access to the functions and measures that the platform has adopted to make safe trips in the context of the coronavirus. One of these functions is the verification of masks by the driver partners, who have to verify their use through a selfie before connecting to the platform.

They also have to confirm that they have followed the corresponding hygiene and safety guidelines such as hand cleaning, vehicle sanitation and social distancing measures.

Both driving partners and users can cancel the
travel if the counterpart is not wearing a mask, without any additional charge, and report it within the platform.

Uber Taxi is already available in Chile in Santiago and Coyhaique, where it was implemented as a pilot in 2018, as well as in other cities in the United States, Germany and Japan.

Private transport

Paid private transport applications are not yet regulated by Chilean legislation.

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