This Thursday (5), Uber announced that its motorcycle travel service, Uber Moto, was launched in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Cheaper than UberX – the company’s most popular modality, which uses the car as a means of transport –, it also has features and safety measures for users and motorcyclists.
Launched in Brazil in November 2020, Uber Moto was made available in 160 Brazilian municipalities, before arriving in the country’s two largest cities.
According to Luciana Ceccato, marketing director for Uber in Brazil, over these two years the company has studied the use of the product in these places and evaluated the behavior of the service in different municipalities.
“What we noticed is that, in addition to routine commuting, there is constant use of arrivals and departures from bus, train and subway stations and terminals, proving that this is a product that also complements the commuting of users who use the public transport network. transport”explained Ceccato.
Like other Uber travel arrangements, Uber Moto can be ordered directly through the company’s app. By doing so, the customer can check the rider’s background and, if he wishes, share the license plate, the rider’s identification and his location on the map with his contacts in real time.
It is worth remembering that for a driver to register in the Uber application and drive in this mode, he must have a definitive CNH with observation of paid activity (EAR).
When starting the trip, it is necessary that safety measures and respect for traffic laws are adopted by both the client and the company’s partner. A series of behaviors that Uber has assembled into a podcast and a educational video seriessent to users and drivers who use the modality.
In addition, in times of coping with covidit is also necessary to follow the guidelines determined by the local health authorities and some recommendations developed by the company for this specific type of trip.
Created with medical guidance, the measures range from cleaning hands and motorcycle surfaces with alcohol gel, to sanitizing extra helmets (if the user does not bring his own helmet) with specific products and used with hygienic caps.