• Chethan Machaknur

Uber's GSS team in India leads map updates across 150 global cities during lockdown


Uber has announced that its Global Scaled Solutions (GSS) team in India based out of Hyderabad and Bengaluru has led map updates across more than 150 cities globally, factoring in road closures, new routes and Covid containment zones during the recent lockdown.


The GSS team, on the safety front, developed a mask verification feature in the App, wherein the new technology verifies if drivers were wearing a mask by asking them to take a selfie before they go online.


"Our engineers and tech program managers across countries have been working tirelessly to address various challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Megha Yethadka, director, program management, Tech, who leads the GSS teams globally. “From creating new products to launching new business units quickly, the Uber tech team has been steering varied technology innovations enabling Uber to rapidly cater to the needs of cities and citizens around the world.”

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