In the face of rising security concerns, Uber, which now require their drivers in the United States
to take personal photos as a precaution.
No confirmation of this step to be replicated in other places but it will not be a surprise if it was.
Drivers will be required to capture a good image lighting their faces at the start of their shift.
It will then be required to take one randomly throughout their shift to make sure
they are who they claim to be.
ID check-in real-time knowledge services platform uses Microsoft,
and will be able to verify whether the images are consistent with each other.
For the first time it has already feature in China earlier this year where drivers were detected
handed over their account details to third parties.
It later was performed to identify a similar face in the country through the help of a local entity program, facial ++.
This is not the first time that Uber take preventative strong where in order to protect the users.
Apart from the effects of multiple protests from local authorities in cities all over the world,
has been involved Uber drivers in a group of suspicious activities,
illegal and this is the reason for the implementation of this feature is not at all a surprise.
After the rape case in India, which Uber SOS button was released in India for users who feared for their safety.
Portrait mode is not as serious as it feels like a step much needed.
This is also relevant here,
since there was mounting operations reports Uber drivers harassing female passengers in Pakistan.