As Indian cities open up and many business leaders are asking their employees to come back to work, one thing has become crystal clear: Employers need to provide the safest possible commute options.

To cater to such needs, we’ve expanded our Uber for Business product offering by launching two new commute-specific services for helping businesses support their employees’ daily commute, thereby making the back-to-the-workplace transition as seamless and convenient as possible. 

Our new commute options, where organisations can create dedicated transport programs for employees and clients include: 

  • Employee Group Rides which will enable employees from the same organisation to book rides together to travel to work.
  • Business Charter where companies can reserve a dedicated fleet of vehicles provided by third party fleet partners for their employees and customers. 

Safety remains a top priority and over the last few months, we have made substantial investments to procure safety supplies for drivers and implemented innovative technology-driven solutions to help riders and drivers feel safer while on a trip. These include a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers and mandatory driver education on safety SOPs. 

Additionally, all vehicles on the Uber for Business platform will be fitted with floor-to-ceiling safety screens or safety ‘cockpits’ enclosing the driver, thereby limiting contact with the rider. We have also distributed safety kits to drivers, consisting of masks, sanitizers, gloves and disinfectants to sanitize the cars between rides.

Through its suite of ridesharing solutions, Uber for Business will continue playing a pivotal role in the business recovery process and help companies get back to normal, along with unlocking new earning opportunities for drivers.