Uber to settle lawsuits over safety claims for USD 28.5 million

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New Delhi, Feb.12 (ANI): American multinational taxi service company, Uber, has agreed to pay USD 28.5 million to settle a pair of lawsuits, challenging its promises on checking the background of drivers.

Uber does not use fingerprint identification, which is required by taxi regulators as promised by the company, the court filings said.

“No means of transportation can ever be 100 percent safe. Accidents and incidents do happen. That’s why it’s important to ensure that the language we use to describe safety at Uber is clear and precise,” Uber said in an online post.

“We are glad to put these cases behind us and we will continue to invest in new technology and great customer services so that we can help improve safety in the cities we serve,” Uber further said.

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Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Uber operates under the Transportation Network Company label.

Uber develops, markets and operates the mobile app, which allows the consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to the company’s drivers who use their own cars.

As of May 28, 2015, the service was available in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide. (ANI)

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