99 launched on Thursday (23) the feature «identification card» for passengers of the application. The tool automatically generates, with each race, a page with user information so that the driver can recognize him. The card displays the data provided by the app to the driver, such as the name and destination of the trip. The passenger can then show the driver the smartphone screen with the information, without them having to talk to each other to start the race.
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The idea is to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 with the new feature, since it avoids the need for users to interact with each other. The function is available in the app for Android phones and iPhone (iOS) for 99 passengers when starting a race.
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The identification card is automatically available on the 99 app for the passenger when ordering a trip. To access the function, just touch the blue balloon to the right of the cell phone screen, which indicates the message «suggested identification during the pandemic».
The next page will display the passenger information that is provided to the driver to identify him and start the race. Then, the user must approach the place where the driver parked to pick him up and display the smartphone screen to pass the data.
The purpose of the tool is to minimize the interaction between passenger and driver, to avoid contagion of the new coronavirus. However, the use of the feature is not mandatory in the application.
Identification card is available when starting trips through the app – Photo: Press Release / 99
The ID card is one of the technologies that can help stop the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, the online supermarket and pharmacy delivery service means that people are no longer forced to leave the house to do the shopping of the month. Delivery applications, on the other hand, have won the «contactless delivery» option, so that the user makes the payment online and does not need to interact with the delivery person when taking the order.
Using credit card with NFC is also an alternative, as it allows payment by approximation, so it is not necessary to enter the password to make purchases. Meanwhile, banks recommend using Internet Banking to avoid crowding at branches, reserving face-to-face assistance only for essential cases.
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