Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers ousted from their ride-hailing services for complaints about sexual assault and other crimes that have raised passenger-safety concerns for years. The clearinghouse unveiled Thursday, March 11, will initially list drivers expelled by the ride-hailing rivals in the U. AP — Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers ousted from their ride-hailing services for complaints about sexual assault and other crimes that have raised passenger-safety concerns for years.
The clearinghouse unveiled Thursday will initially list drivers expelled by the ride-hailing rivals in the U. The use of a third party is aimed at addressing potential legal concerns about companies, including competitors such as Uber and Lyft, having access to information to each other's personnel matters. He spoke in an interview that also included Jennifer Brandenburger, Lyft's head of policy development.
The safety program follows through on a promise that Uber made 15 months ago when it revealed that more than 3, sexual assaults had been reported on its service in the U. Since that revelation, San Francisco-based Uber and Lyft have been working to navigate through antitrust and privacy concerns to create a way to flag drivers who have engaged in violent or other abhorrent behavior that culminated in them being booted off home work packment piedmont services.
Sharing the information about reported sexual assaults is considered especially important because victims of such crimes frequently don't file formal complaints with police. That gap has opened a crack for potentially dangerous drivers to slip through routine background checks drawing upon legal records, Brandenburger said.
Story continues Home work packment piedmont protect home work packment piedmont, no passenger information will be shared in the database and the incidents that resulted in a driver's dismissal will be listed in six broad categories: attempted non-consensual sexual penetration; non-consensual touching of a sexual body part; non-consensual kissing of a sexual body part; non-consensual kissing of a non-sexual body part; non-consensual sexual penetration; and fatal physical assaults.
Any company with access to the clearinghouse of information could still decide to allow a driver on its service after its own investigation, West said. Michael Wolfe, a Uber driver who also leads a Washington state group representing about 2, other drivers, praised both ride-hailing services for trying to weed out the abuses in the industry.
Lyft hasn't indikátorok 5 percig a bináris opciókhoz on its promise to release a report about past problems on its service because the company is waiting for Uber to resolve a privacy dispute with California regulators, according to Brandenburger.
After Uber detailed past abuses on its service in its December report, California's Public Utilities Commission sought the victims' names and contact numbers. The dispute is now in the appeals process.
The safety feature is rolling out at a home work packment piedmont when both ride-hailing services are still trying to rebound from the pandemic-driven lockdowns that have prevented people from traveling and curtailed demand for rides, especially from strangers.