Uber has been under fire for allegedly charging passengers for a ride that was deemed safe by the ride-sharing company’s drivers.
The Verge has obtained new data from the app’s Uber-branded app, which showed that Uber drivers are paying customers for rides that were not safe for them to do so.
The data is contained in a document shared with The Verge that Uber says is confidential.
The Uber app in question is called “Uber RideSafe.”
Uber has said it will be launching an overhaul of its mobile app to help drivers make the most of safety features, but it’s unclear whether the change will have a material impact on Uber’s business.
The ride-hailing service also has been criticized for charging fees for using its cars to get people from point A to point B. The company says it is committed to improving its safety record and is working with the Federal Trade Commission to determine if Uber has violated FTC rules.
Uber has faced criticism for charging passengers in the US $5.65 to $20 per trip.
The app’s drivers also have to pay a $1.95 per trip fee to the ride service.
“The only thing that Uber’s drivers don’t need is the same level of scrutiny as every other driver,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told investors in March.
The latest data was provided to the Verge by Uber’s general counsel, Michael Beckerman, who said that the data is only a snapshot of how the app currently works and that drivers are “allowed to make whatever choices they want with their own data.”
The data was first published in April by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank that has been critical of Uber’s safety record.
Uber and UberX, the competitor to UberX that Uber operates in New York City, were ordered to disclose more details about the data in December.