Operations

Uber Driver Accused Of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl

Posted on April 22, 2016

Uber Driver Arrested In Hawaii For Sexually Assaulting Teenage Passenger: Luke Wadahara, 24, was charged with first-degree sex assault, which connotes forceful penetration.

Wadahara was arrested early April 17, after the victim alleged she had been sexually assaulted during an Uber ride.

Sources said the victim is a 16-year-old girl.

She told police she ordered an Uber ride at the Ala Moana Shopping Center on the night of April 16 for her and her friends.

Wadahara allegedly dropped off her friends in Mililani, then headed toward Makiki to drop off the victim. But instead of taking her home, Wadahara allegedly made several wrong turns.

He then pulled over and allegedly attacked her. She said she eventually fought him off, then ran home.

Hawaii News Now article here

Uber To Make Drivers In China Take Selfies To Prove Identity: Although the TNC has practices in place to conduct checks in all its markets, China is notorious for drivers faking accounts and rides — sometimes, multiple drivers share an account or unregistered drivers borrow their friends' phones and split earnings. To counter fraud like this, the company is launching facial recognition tests for drivers in China.

The $62.5 billion company is upping its safety standards by using live face checks at the time of registration, as well as for periodic spot checks while the driver is online. When prompted, drivers will have to take selfies before continuing to pick up riders.

The Verge article here

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Metro Cars Builds Strong Affiliate Relationships

The Michigan-based operation believes in the importance of forming bonds with other ground transportation businesses.

Uber Gets Silly, Creepy & Cheap

TNC Travesties Of The Week: Selfie check-ins and ghost drivers. . . and people still debate driver background checks?

Top Luxury Hotels Thrive Despite Global Travel Drop

Affluent consumers are cutting down on stays with a modest decrease in booked nights.

How Tech Platforms Are Changing Business Travel

A dizzying number of mobile icons now let executives manage their flights, hotels, rail tickets, security and expenses.

RedCoach Brings Affordable Luxury Travel To Florida

The company is the first express bus service to offer city center to city center travel, and provides travelers with first-class amenities.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (1)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - September 2016 $12.95 COVER STORY: * How Do We Max Our Markets? * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close