Uber has revealed that its UberPool rides have become more affordable, despite crashes in the past.
The ride-hailing company said that its ride-sharing platform, UberPool, was seeing a slight reduction in the number of crashes, compared with the same period last year.
But a new study from the University of New South Wales has found that a crash can occur during the ride, even if the driver does not have an UberPool membership.
“Ridesharing has become a safe and secure way for people to meet up in public and share their love of travel,” Uber said in a statement.
UberPool rides are now more affordable to ride on, according to the company, and Uber said it would continue to work with local police to improve safety for passengers.
In the past, Uber has said that rideshare drivers were under-paid because of the “very high demand” of the service.
A crash in the UberPool app is a rare occurrence, but it has been happening regularly since the start of the year.
In July, a UberPool driver was seriously injured when a woman on his way home from a party crashed his car, killing him.
Two months earlier, Uber had said it had been in discussions with local authorities about improving safety at its network.
There are currently no plans to change UberPool’s pricing model, but the company has said it wants to work more closely with the authorities to “improve the safety of the network”.
The report said that the company had been working with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to make sure its drivers were trained to respond to “dangerous and unpredictable conditions”.
Uber says it will make the changes to its safety program in the next few months, but says it is still committed to its existing drivers and riders.