Uber, the ride sharing service has had its share of misfortunes in India. The company that was briefly banned following a much-publicized rape incident has got back in business for over a month. It is trying to attract customers back to its service and has slashed the rates by 40% across all its services.
Uber provides three kinds of services; UberGO, uberX and UberBLACK. With UberGO, the company claims to provide rates cheaper than autorickshaws. Uber X lets users choose from mainstream sedans whereas Uber Black lets users access more premium cars. The company has slashed prices of all these cars.
Uber has faced a barrage of criticism in the past. Whether it’s for unethical business practices or the behavior of its drivers. The company was in the news again in India last year following an incident of rape which also led to it facing a temporary ban. Now the company is trying to revamp its perception and has added security features on its smartphone app.
From February 11th, Uber users will get a panic (SOS) button in their app which will allow users to share their location with up to five friends. In the case of an emergency, the user would just have to press the button, and it will alert the nearest police [...]