Global identity verification and authentication platform AU10TIX teamed up with ride sharing company Uber this week to make rides in certain areas a bit more safe.
Under a new program, Uber is requiring users in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile who pay for their ride in cash to scan an official identification such as their voting credentials, national ID, passport or driver’s license for verification.
“In the current business climate, more drivers and riders are wanting added reassurance for cash payment options, and we want to give them that,” said AU10TIX active deputy chairman Ron Atzmon. “Working together with Uber, we are delivering on this with AU10TIX’s identity document verification technology that provides the reliability, efficiency and scalability required to help provide peace of mind.”
AU10TIX offers document verification, identity verification, KYC, and AML tools to firms in a range of industries. The company leverages deep learning-based image processing, biometric technology, and data, to offer an autonomous solution that increases risk assessors’ confidence to shut down fraud before it occurs.
This week’s news marks a continuation of an existing relationship between the two players. Uber and AU10TIX first teamed up last year and recently expanded their partnership to electric scooters and Uber Eats.
Hinting at what’s next, AU10TIX CEO Carey O’Connor Kolaja said, “We expect this launch to set the stage for us to expand into other countries where Uber is experiencing elevated demand for cash payments.”