Uber and OnePlus partner to offer employee travel solutions in the post COVID-19 world

Uber and OnePlus partner to offer employee travel solutions in the post COVID-19 world

Uber today on January 22 announced a partnership with OnePlus to provide a range of mobility solutions for the travel needs of their employees, making the back-to-the-workplace transition as seamless and convenient as possible. 

With the help of this strategic partnership OnePlus employees and staff across stores and service centres to use their 'Uber for Business' account while requesting a trip on the Uber App, helping them feel safer when commuting to and from work. 

As part of the partnership, OnePlus’ Red Cable Club members will also get exclusive discounts on Uber gift cards. 

By adopting Uber’s core services, Uber for Business will offer OnePlus access to on-demand mobility services, supporting business travel, employee commuting, customer and guest courtesy rides, making it a true one-stop shop for all transportation solutions. Through flexible and cost-effective mobility solutions, Uber hopes to support the revival of the retail industry as well as the Indian economy. 

Commenting on the partnership, Arjun Nohwar, Director, Uber for Business, APAC, said, “In challenging times like these, when businesses are searching for innovative ways to reimagine travel for their employees, we are thrilled to partner with OnePlus to help them and their employees' transition into this new normal. Through its suite of ridesharing solutions, Uber for Business will continue playing a pivotal role in the business recovery process and help companies get back to normal.”

Talking about the partnership, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said, “We are delighted to partner with Uber to bring our employees and Red Cable Club members a host of benefits to ensure that they can avail safe and convenient travel options. Given how both OnePlus and Uber share common goals of providing great customer experience, we are confident that our staff and the Red Cable Club community will make the most of this wonderful offering.”

Safety remains a top priority and over the last few months, Uber has made substantial investments to procure safety supplies for drivers and implemented innovative technology-driven solutions to help riders and driver-partners feel safer while on a trip. These include a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, a mandatory mask policy for both riders and driver-partners, pre-trip mask verification selfies for riders and driver-partners and mandatory driver-partner education on safety SOPs. 

 Additionally, Uber has pioneered safety ‘cockpits’ or safety screens in India, an innovative and protective ceiling-to-floor transparent plastic screen installed between the passenger and the driver thereby limiting contact with the rider. Complementing this measure, Uber has also distributed safety kits to driver-partners consisting of masks, sanitisers and disinfectants to sanitize the cars between rides.

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