Uber’s Move In Aiding Disabled Riders

In the timeframe at the end of last month, the dominating ride-hailing service provider Uber noted regarding the rollout of brand new products named uberACCESS and uberASSIST along with the collaboration of Mphasis. Mphasis is one of the prevailing and dominant cloud and cognitive services and this new move was related to their Corporate Social Responsibility campaign.


Speaking about some of their additional features, it encompasses Heightened roofs, foldable wheelchairs, and hydraulic wheelchair lifts.


The venture was launched in the Silicon Valley of India Bengaluru. The collaboration marks the goal to simplify the daily commute and transportation of senior citizens on a daily basis and for the handicapped people as well. Users can now avail the new uberASSIST rides and can very soon schedule uberACCESS rides. Uber also noted in a statement regarding the riders can also book forward-facing wheelchair accessible product which comes as on-demand.


The Uber riders have been trained and accredited as being associated with the skills and knowledge when it comes to assisting the senior and the disable passengers with the needed requirements and also providing support when the ride is taking place as well. The body which takes care of this responsibility of training and launching the driver-partners is done by Diversity and Equal Opportunity Centre.


Based on what Uber India and Uber South Asia’s President, Mr. Amit Jain had to note, the aim of Uber is to provide accessible transportation for all the types of riders and the rollout of the brand new features uberASSIST and uberACCESS serves effectively in reaching that goal. He also added that the steps to launch the services in several other cities of the Indian nation was also in talks and progress.


uberACCESS is featured with 50 vehicles which have been revamped with bigger roofs and hydraulic wheelchair lifts for the assistance of the riders as aforementioned earlier.


uberASSIST is featured as a choice for the people/ riders who need more attention and aid and currently boasts of over 500 vehicles which can easily allow foldable wheelchairs to be placed in the vehicles.



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