Uber Reveals Driver Tipping Feature In Its App In The U. S.

In a declaration to U.S. Uber drivers on Tuesday, the ride-hailing service said it will reveal a tipping capacity for its application in all U.S. urban communities before the month of July ends. Uber said the tipping choice is as of now online in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston.

Uber passengers in Canada may soon end up with this function in its cities. Uber Canada spokesperson Susie Heath recommended the capacity to tip Uber drivers through the Uber application is likely arriving at Canada before the year ends.

“Nearly every feature we are building and shipping over the next 180 days is being built for a global audience, and many — if not most — will be available internationally by the end of the year,” wrote Heath in an email.

However, Uber reported various different changes for U.S. drivers, including shortening the time frame amid which passengers can scratch off rides without paying for a cancellation charge, and paying per-minute hold up expenses to drivers who sit tight for a traveler for over two minutes.

Uber works a cashless business model, charging fares directly to clients’ Credit cards through the Uber application. Lyft, Uber’s fundamental adversary in the North American ride-hailing space, has since a long time ago offered the choice to tip its drivers through the Lyft application.

In April, New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission stepped toward requiring Uber to offer a simple tipping alternative, after a petition from a group of New York City drivers.

Uber is attempting to enhance its associations with drivers in the midst of a progression of difficulties to the company’s ill fame.

CEO Travis Kalanick as of late maneuvered from the company, taking after an inner examination concerning claims of sexism and harassment at Uber. The investigation, which brought about the end of 20 Uber workers, took after a denotative blog post by Susan J. Fowler, a previous Uber worker who depicted a culture of sexual harassment at the company.

Uber likewise as of late let go a prominent autonomous driving researcher who was charged to have stolen trade secrets from Waymo, another self driving auto company which is suing Uber.

The company is likewise confronting a criminal investigation from U.S. authorities over the utilization of a software tool that was used to stymie regulatory efforts against Uber by local authorities called “Greyball.”

Some of Uber’s current negative press has concentrated on its associations with drivers.

In February, CEO Kalanick was gotten on camera disputing with a Uber driver who was whining about Uber’s business practices. Uber conceded that it owed its drivers in New York City a huge number of dollars in late May.


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