Harry here. Getting feedback from Uber on ways to improve driving behavior can be a challenge. But today, RSG senior contributor Christian Perea takes a look at Uber’s new safety report card that they started sending out to drivers this week. It may feel a little big-brotherish but will it help drivers and make the roads safer?
Uber released a new feature last week that tracks driver behavior and provides them with a daily “Driving Report”. It’s meant to grade drivers on things like acceleration, braking, and whether or not your cell phone is properly secured.
Uber is gathering the real-time data using your phone’s GPS, accelerometer, and various other instruments in order to provide feedback on how you drive. This technology has actually been around for a while and is known as “telemetrics”. It’s currently used to monitor limo, cab, bus, and truck drivers all throughout the world.
For Uber drivers though, at the end of each day, you’ll receive a report that looks something like this: