UberFLEET, the company’s driver and fleet management app, is now available in 29 cities across its India operations. The app available on Android will allow ‘fleet partners’—a partnership program between vehicle owners and Uber—to track their drivers via GPS, their performance on basis of weekly/daily trips, and total earnings that drivers make. The company says that this allows fleet owners “to improve the overall productivity” and manage drivers more efficiently.
“We have hundreds of thousands of driver partners in India; a lot of them have progressed forward in life as entrepreneurs: they now own their own fleets and work with us as fleet partners. We built technology that supports them in managing their fleets,” Apurva Dalal, Head of Engineering, Uber India said in a statement.
This is Uber’s second flagship product launch in the recent months after it launched a wedding logistics transport service UberWEDDINGS last month in 12 cities in India. UberWEDDINGS could be used by issuing promo codes or prepaid rides to users. It had also initiated a redesign of its app to include features like ride prediction to predict where its users are headed (by employing machine learning on a user’s past trips), import calendars events/schedules to remind users to book a cab, among others.
Fleet owners can login to the app via the same credentials that the use on partners.uber.com dashboard. They can check details of individual/overall driver statistics limited to:
- Live Map view: This helps fleet partners track the driver’s location, trip drop-off point and location where they last went offline from.
- Driver Performance Dashboard: This feature allows fleet owners to track daily and weekly trips, earnings (cash/Paytm), incentives earned, and ratings provided by customers.
- –Driver Status Logs: Partners can check the login and log out times of their drivers whenever they go online and offline from the Uber platform.
Ola Operator fleet management solution
Uber’s rival Ola had launched a similar fleet management app ‘Ola Operator’ back in June. Ola calls its fleet owners as ‘Operators’. Similar to UberFLEET, the Ola Operator allows them to monitor log-in/log-out details of drivers, availability status of cabs, daily earnings, and customer ratings. A built-in dashboard displays details of the fleet owner’s overall earnings, and total number of rides completed. The app also helps Operators to fetch important documents like vehicle registration, insurance and license of its drivers, etc.