Uber explores utilizing biometrics and lie detectors to display drivers

Uber explores using biometrics and lie detectors to screen drivers

Uber has come beneath hearth for allegedly doing little to guard passengers from unscrupulous drivers, and it is decided to enhance that status — in some instances, utilizing comparatively uncommon strategies. The ridesharing firm’s just lately employed Head of International Security, Philip Cardenas, tells clients that Uber is exploring quite a few methods for verifying drivers, resembling biometrics, voice fingerprinting and lie detector checks. “Scientific evaluation and know-how” ought to assist make up for gaps in background verify infrastructure around the globe, Cardenas says.

The corporate is not leaning solely on improved screening to guard you. It is creating an emergency system that may allow you to shortly attain household (and Uber itself) in case you’re in danger, and it is also enhancing its response community with the goal of offering “fast” help in case your experience goes incorrect. The mixed effort might go a great distance towards maintaining harmful drivers away from Uber and supplying you with extra instruments to defend your self. With that stated, Uber’s intentions and their actual-world implementation are two totally different tales. Lie detectors aren’t surefire ensures that somebody is trustworthy, for instance, and alerts solely work if you need to use them in time. It might be some time earlier than you understand for positive that Uber’s automobiles are considerably safer.

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