I saw this and thought I should share it for those out there who are driving for Uber right now.
They are in the works of developing technology that will ensure all of their drivers are wearing masks. I am not sure how they will go about doing this without having a camera on them at all times. Also, I don't think this is necessary. It seems a bit extreme given that this virus won't be around forever and is already being phased out.
That's correct. Uber is launching a new set of safety features in its app, including a tool that checks if drivers are wearing face masks before starting trips.
The move is an attempt by the firm to restore momentum in its core ride-hailing business as countries look to gradually start lifting their coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Uber said earlier this week — CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reiterated that it is working through plans to require drivers and riders to wear face masks or face coverings as it prepares to ramp its ride-hailing business back up after being hobbled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The mask requirement will be issued in certain countries, including the United States. Uber is leaning on a combination of logistics and technology to ensure when rides do ramp up that drivers are properly protected,
As COVID-19 concerns continue to transform the future of travel, Uber is the latest company to announce new face covering requirements that the company plans to enforce, in part, through new face detection technology. Beginning on Monday in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, all Uber drivers and riders will be required to wear masks through the end of June. Before drivers start accepting rides, they will be required to complete a "Go Online Checklist" in the application. This list includes taking a photo of themselves wearing a face covering.
I am fine with it being a requirement for the job but when they use the word "force" or when anyone else does, it sounds like some level of disrespect and bullying.
They can't force people to wear masks but they will get in trouble if they don't and likely released or terminated from using the apps as hosts. Just wear a mask and you have nothing to worry about.