Uber Opens Brazil Center To Improve Driver Passenger Safety

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SAO PAULO – Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to open a 250 million reais ($64 million) center in Brazil to develop technology to improve safety for its riders and drivers, including for drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its rapid expansion in Latin America, the company said on Friday.

Uber’s Safety Product Director Sachin Kansal said in an interview that the investment over the next five years would fund an office with around 150 tech specialists in Sao Paulo, where the company provides more rides than anywhere in the world.

The development center, Uber’s first in Latin America and one of a dozen around the world, will open by the end of 2018.




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