In the event you occur to reside within the metropolis of Accra, you will have observed that there are a variety of new automobiles out and about on the roads. Most of those new automobiles are particularly the Suzuki S-Presso vehicles.
Most of those automobiles are literally new “Uber” automobiles for Uber drivers in a partnership with Moove, the startup which gives automobile financing for drivers.
However a few of these new automobiles are inflicting a little bit of controversy, particularly on social media. A social media submit exhibiting the crash take a look at of the automobile with a crash take a look at ranking of “0” stars has been making the rounds on social media.
Some Twitter customers in Accra have been asking the Driver Automobile and Licensing Authority (DVLA) to look into the import of those automobiles.
However Uber has issued a press release concerning the considerations of security with the brand new automobiles and likewise clarifying that the automobiles on the highway are totally different from those within the viral video:
“We now have famous the considerations of the general public almost about the protection of Suzuki S-presso automobiles. The Suzuki S-presso mannequin in query acquired a 3-star NCAP ranking in accordance with the Vehicle Affiliation (AA)’s annual take a look at of security requirements for automobiles. This testing was in place previous to their deployment in Ghana.
Security is Uber’s high precedence. We’re dedicated to innovating in security and bettering security requirements for all our customers.” acknowledged Marjorie Saint-Lot, Nation Supervisor, Uber Ghana, and Ivory Coast.
The DVLA hasn’t issued any statements on the brand new Uber automobiles however its protected to say that it is a non-issue, particularly with the automobiles in query being totally different from what’s on the bottom.