Udrive, a United Arab Emirate's homegrown brand that provides pay-per-minute car rental service for UAE residents and tourists, surpassed one million trips in September. This was achieved through the next-generation IOT technology that enables contactless and safe on demand self-drive.
As part of Udrive’s safe travel initiative in partnership with the Roads and Transport Authority Dubai, Department of Transport Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah Municipality, the company revamped its customer service technology with the release of additional smart solutions that would enable a safe, affordable, and hassle-free service for all its riders. Each Udrive is equipped with the latest IOT technologies that digitize any car on its fleet and massively improve safety by removing all one to one human interaction when booking a vehicle, starting/ending a trip and entering/exiting the vehicle.
With social distancing and a number of restrictions imposed by the UAE Government, Udrive offers contactless driving and full control, allowing riders to book via their app, select the vehicle type, track its location, and enjoy hassle-free payment options with start and end trips anywhere, any day and at any time.
Udrive also upgraded its approach to sanitization by using fogging machines and is currently beta testing additional virus killing technology as part of its commitment to keeping their customers safe. To clean the cars as quickly as possible they launched a decentralised bike fleet that is only dedicated to interior car sanitization, therefore keeping its service in line with the UAE government requirements for all travellers using public transport.
With its latest investment round, Udrive plans to invest further into keyless and sanitisation technologies.