Sep 1, 2020

Want an Uber? Send a selfie proving you are wearing a mask

ORLANDO BARRIA/EPA Uber is to roll out a selfie feature on its app so that drivers can verify some riders are wearing face masks. Currently, drivers must take a mask selfie each day before starting work. If the scanner does not detect the driver is wearing a mask they are blocked from using the app to pick up passengers. Uber introduced a "No Mask No Ride" policy on 18 May and extended it indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic, requiring both drivers and riders to wear a face covering at all times during a ride. Uber said the selfie feature does not use facial recognition technology, but simply detects the mask as an object on the face.

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