Horsing around at the backseat of a car may be a bit too old for many. But some folks still engage for a li’l bit of “foolin’ around”. One thing leads to another and before you know it, you’d be asked to go home and take a walk. If you have thoughts about getting down and dirty while riding an Uber car, well don’t! Uber has already made a list, checked it twice and will see to it who’s been naughty or nice.
Since holiday is just around the corner, Uber has probably anticipated that there will be a lot of late night parties, booze, sex, et cetera. Name it, it could all happen in one night. Yes, even onboard a public transport like Uber.
Let’s see what Uber has got on its bucket list. First and foremost, the new set of guidelines now has a “no sex rule” policy. Uber has made it clear that passengers follow its “no sexual conduct with fellow riders” and God forbid, even with the driver. Uber could disable your account permanently if you break their cardinal rule.
What’s more, hitting and hurting one another is not allowed either. But why would you do that if you were trying to get “close” to someone. Unless you want to pull off a stunt a la “Fifty shades of Grey” maybe?
Uber also added a rule that there should be no “unwanted contact” with the driver or passenger after the service is completed. For instance, stalking your fellow passenger or driver at his or her house. This also includes “no calling and texting” after you’ve reached your destination. This is between the driver and the passenger by the way. We wonder how this could happen when your mobile number remains anonymous when using the app. At least in most countries.
Understandably, the guidelines also cover damaging the car, vandalism, smoking, discrimination, verbal abuse and disrespect. And so if you had a drink too many and ended up cursing and throwing up inside the car, you could be in trouble too.
All things considered, Uber will come up with an autonomous vehicle technology that could end all these “passenger-and-driver” concerns. The semi autonomous car is currently under development and is tested in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. That means, there’s a chance that a “driverless” Uber car will arrive to pick you up in the near future. Until then, do your private stuff somewhere else.