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Uber will now block errant passengers not conforming to its community guidelines

Uber will now block errant passengers not conforming to its community guidelines,PTI reports. Riders who use abusive language or make inappropriate gestures, damage the driver’s or other passengers’ property, and break the local law will lose their access to the ride-hailing app. “These riders will be given enough notifications before they are removed from the platform…” Prabhjeet Singh, Uber Head of Cities (India and South Asia), explained. The company is also releasing a driver safety toolkit comprising an emergency button and “share trip feature”. 

Your Uber or Ola ride may have become costlier by 15% in just the last one year

Your Uber or Ola ride may have become costlier by 15% in just the last one year. An average ride now costs ₹220 as compared to ₹190 in 2017, Times of India reports, quoting a report from Redseer. Meanwhile, monthly earnings for many drivers (excluding EMI payments) shrank to ₹20,000 from ₹30,000 in 2016, the advisory firm said. It’s a double whammy for drivers: cab aggregators slashed driver incentives by more than 30% amid a steady rise in fuel costs. Several drivers in Mumbai have been on strike since Monday to push for higher fares.

Uber has applied for a patent to detect drunk passengers.

Uber has applied for a patent to detect drunk passengers. The technology would evaluate behavior using information such as location, data-input accuracy, the angle at which their phone is being held, and the speed at which they’re walking. Riders would then be matched with a driver who has special training — or could be refused a lift entirely. Uber has come under fire over data in the past: The company revealed a massive breach in 2016and last year removed a rider-tracking feature amid widespread criticism.

Uber isn't considered "fit and proper" to operate in London



Uber isn't considered "fit and proper" to operate in London. Authorities denied the ride-hailing company’s request to renew its license to operate in the British capital, which expires on Sept 30. The company has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate during that time. In a surprise decision, Transport for London declared “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility” when it comes to reporting crimes, submitting drivers’ medical certificates, and other issues. Uber says it has 3.5 million users and 40,000 drivers in the city.