Uber introduces 5-star safety standard for all cars

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    Uber Australia announced that all new cars signed up after 1 October 2019 will need to have a 5-star ANCAP safety rating (Australasian New Car Assessment Program).

    This is a great win for passengers who will have the benefit of riding in 5-star safety-rated car, but how will this affect your work as a driver?

    Here’s what you need to know

    • Drivers signing up to Uber from October 2019 will need to have a car that is less than 10 years old and has a 5-star ANCAP safety rating
    • Uber Black, Uber Lux and Uber SUV cars must be less than 7 years old at the moment of signing up
    • Drivers already signed up to Uber will have two years to switch to a 5-star-rated car –  this way by October 2021 the entire Uber fleet will be 5-star ANCAP rated

    The overall safety of cars has risen in recent years and this is something that we at Splend are very passionate about. All Splend cars available on our Rent and Rent to own plans are 5-star ANCAP.

    If you need a new-model, 5-star ANCAP rated car for on-demand driving,
    you can get one on our on our Rent and Rent to own plans without a credit check.


    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

    We’re more than a car rental company. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

    For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centreemail us or say hello on 1800 775 363.



    Catherine Xu

    Upon completing her Economics degree, Catherine has spent her years working across the software industry, information services and now automotive after being lured in by Splend's unique offering to empower driving success. Nothing makes her happier than working on exciting new projects with a talented team, ticking off a to-do list and finding new and exciting content to share for our readers! When not at work, you'll find Catherine cooking up new recipes at home, exploring the local markets, and petting every stranger's pet in sight. Want to learn more about Splend or would like to work with us on a project? Let Catherine know at catherine.xu@splend.com.au

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