06 - Putting it into Reality
In order to make such a service successful, driver training is necessary to demonstrate how to fit a wheelchair in the car, to educate drivers on the ADA, and more. We developed an incentive system that includes free gas and coffee to convince drivers to participate in the training and, therefore, improve rider experience. Further, upon completing these trainings, drivers would be eligible for increased payout on each ride the complete. This system sounds like an expensive proposition, so we crunched the numbers and determined exactly how much this would cost Uber. Turns out, such a system would only cost Uber .027% of their total valuation! Of course, many more factors contribute to implementing this, but our estimate shows it would be a small price to pay for a massive improvement to their system.