Hey Miss Forgetful, We’ve Got a Lost & Found That Works
The following post is from 2011, since then, we’ve gotten even better at lost items!
One of the tremendous advantages of riding via Uber is that if you leave something in the car, your chances of getting it back are ridiculously high.
Here are just a few of the lost items we’ve returned to riders:
- Phones (iPhone / Blackberry / Zack Morris brick)
- Car Keys
- Cameras (SLR & disposable)
- Wallets (w/ cash)
- Driver’s Licenses
- Scarves, Sweaters and Blazers
In the last two months (once we realized this would be a great stat to keep) we’ve had 33 people report lost items, 29 of which ended up back in the owners’ hands, and the others weren’t certain they didn’t leave their goods at some other location.
The meticulous trip details that we log at Uber make it easy for us to track down your driver, trip information AND lost items. The drivers often contact us to let us know when they’ve found items in the car in hopes that we can get them back in your hands quickly. They’ll sometimes even return to the drop off location to try and find the rider on their own. No lost and found form to fill out. Hassle-free. The way it should be.
Today, we are excited to announce that Uber will give $5.5M to support a new robotics faculty chair as well as three fellowships at CMU. This gift is part of a partnership we announced earlier this year. In addition, we’re pumped to be part of a growing innovation ecosystem in Pittsburgh that includes world leading research institutions and companies, as well as an increasing number of start-ups.
A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.