Taxi hailing app Uber will soon launch a new feature wherein its customers and drivers will not be able to see each other’s mobile numbers and they can talk through its application only.
“Two side of call anonymization … is when you call driver, the driver does not get your number and when drivers call you don’t get drivers number. That’s the tech we are investing in ..that will go live in India soon,” Uber India and South Asia President Pradeep Parameswaran told reporters on Thursday.
The Uber India head said the company is now looking to expand footprint in India to more cities. “We feel like we are in a place where we know how to make operations work and that gives us confidence to expand. I don’t have specific cities to announce at this point but expanding beyond our current footprint,” Parameswaran said.
Uber has presence in 31 cities while its competitor Ola offers services in around 110 cities.