Ola has launched real-time ID check for drivers using selfies, Ola's spokesperson confirmed the development to MediaNama. This was first reported by Decan Herald. The Ola's spokesperson told that the feature is running in pilot mode currently, and the expansion of this programme will be done in a due course. The new measure prompts the driver to periodically take a real-time selfie picture to upload on the drivers' app to ensure that only the registered driver partner is behind the steering. According to another Deccan Herald report, the cab-hailing company recently filed a police complaint against one of its driver partners, for allegedly allowing a proxy driver to ride a passenger. And that the proxy driver also reportedly misbehaved with the woman passenger during the same ride. Ola and Uber accountable for the safety Note that the government is seeking to make the cab companies like Ola and Uber more accountable for jeopardizing the safety of women. The Supreme Court also came down on cab aggregators last year when it indicated that a regulatory framework is required to ensure the safety of women travelling in app-based taxi services. There have been multiple instances of cab drivers misbehaving or molesting female passengers or riders. This is a list of Ola and Uber drivers sexually harassing, assaulting, raping or molesting a female passenger ever since the Uber rape of 2014 in New Delhi. In a horrific incident in June, an Ola driver molested and stripped a woman passenger in Bangalore, who was hailing a ride to the airport. The driver took pictures of…
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