Uber rented the faulty cars to the drivers and it causes a penalty
The car hailing giant just said that it had taken the appropriate actions to repair the faulty cars it rented out the drivers in Singapore. The company knowingly rented out the fire prone cars to the rivers which were recalled by the makers.
It's about the incident of January when Uber driver Koh Seng Tian after dropping a passenger was on his way to another pickup suddenly the car catches the fire and flames started coming out. Fortunately, Mr. Koh was unharmed and safely get out of the car on time.
Uber manager at Singapore bought 1,000 Honda Vezel SUV,s and rented out to the driver in the region. According to the reports and interviews from the person familiar with the incident the company already knew that the models were recalled by the Honda due to fault in electrical part that could overheat and catches fire.
“ As soon as we learned of a Honda Vezel from the Lion City rental fleet catching fire we took swift action to fix the problem, in close coordination with Singapore’s land transport authority as well as technical experts” Uber’s statement over the incident.
Lion City Rentals is affiliated to Uber and responsible to rent the cars to the drivers in the Singapore. After the car caught fire in January there was a panic in the Uber Technologies Inc. The company claimed that immediately after the incident, it hire 3 in house experts who make sure there must be a quick response to any safety recall.
Uber is in the news quite sometime after the resignation of the ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and recently some of the researchers also found that the some drivers are ditching the company’s system. Drivers from U.K. and U.S. are smartly using the surge pricing option of the company to earn more profit.
The executives at the Uber’s San Francisco headquarters were briefed about the response plan after three days of the incident. According to Uber former managers in Asia, the company decided to deactivate all the faulty devices and leave the cars on the road while waiting for the part to replace.