Masks required: Uber will soon require selfies for some riders with an expansion of a mask verification feature

Uber has required masks for drivers and riders since May amid the coronavirus Now it's expanding a mask verification feature to some riders.

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According to Uber, the verification selfie uses object detection technology to determine whether a person is wearing a mask showing their mouth and nose are covered. More than 3. 5 million drivers and delivery people on Uber Eats have completed more than 100 million mask verifications to date, the company said.  Uber’s "No Mask, No Ride" policy was extended indefinitely throughout the U. S. and Canada in July and the company sends notifications to riders reminding them to wear a face covering before their driver arrives.

Uber announced Tuesday that it is extending the mask verification feature used with drivers since mid-May to some riders in the U. S. and Canada by the end of September.  The company has required drivers and riders wear masks since May amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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