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The difference to the yellow taxi service is that the term "taxi" is used exclusively for medallion taxis, which can be marked on the street if desired. We're the taxi drivers who keep Chicago moving. About intensified driver' backgrounds check About intensified the backgrounds for his drivers. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a recent web posting that Uber will conduct annual backgrounds reviews of drivers. So far, the firm has not had a uniform directive to repeat crime backgrounds.

"More can be done to make sure that drivers keep meeting our standard long after their first trip," Khosrowshahi said in the blogs.

It also invests in technologies that can detect new crimes through official record keeping or ongoing domestic prosecutions. A technician will track down a vehicle to examine and verify the position of a rider in the business. Founded in 2010, Uber is the world's most valued private technological start-up, offering 15 million trips daily for global consumers.

However, his drivers have been charged with being sexual harassers, and the firm is faced with a possible class-action suit brought by female drivers who say they have been abducted, attacked or violated by over-drivers. Über is conducting its backgrounds check with a start-up named Checkr, which was also reported on Thursday that it has collected $100 million in new financing.

Checkr also cited Lyft, Uber's largest US rival, as a client in a news announcement. Checkr's backgrounds usually check the record of prospective overriders within the last seven years. Candidate drivers cannot be convicted of a criminal offence, violence or sex offence, nor can they be convicted of a National Sex Offensive for registering on the US Department of Justice's website.

Over- and lyft drivers are given fingerprints in New York because they are subjected to the same standard as taxi drivers. To a large extent, the enterprise has avoided the concept of taking over the standard for all its drivers. She said on Thursday that she would repeat punitive and vehicular inspections with Checkr every year, even though she is not obliged to do so by law.

Ueber will pay the costs for the repeated background exams, a spokesman said. ABOUT has not mentioned the corporation that provides the tech with which it marks crimes in a real-time manner. Mr. Khosrowshahi also said that former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson would join Uber's Safety Advisory Board as chair.

Said he also said the airline is planning to set up a special "security center" within the Uber application where drivers can name contact points with which they want to exchange travel information while driving.

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