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 should switch to a 5-star-rated car – this way by October 2021 the entire Uber fleet will be 5-star ANCAP rated

The safety of our members and passengers is our number-one priority at Splend, so we always select the safest models for our fleet. All cars available on our Flexi and Flexi own plans have a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

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About Splend

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

We’re more than a car subscription provider. 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.