A recent London event in London saw senior Uber executives address buyers’ questions about implementing Uber into a corporate travel programme, around travel policy, duty-of-care, IT integration, future trends and corporate social responsibility.
Uber is mentioned in more than 90 articles on the Buying Business Travel website, and there was discussion of employees expecting business travel to match their personal experience. Future innovations will include panic buttons, reporting dashboards allowing buyers to set policies around time and location, and payment systems.
Uber also confirmed that all drivers have to provide valid insurance documents, are automatically disconnected from the platform if insurance expires, and that they take CSR extremely seriously despite recent bad press. They also stated that the average hourly rate for drivers is £16 an hour after the fee to Uber, and that they aim to have one million female Uber drivers by 2018.