Uber tests is that some of the California’s drivers will have to set the charges: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: the Uber logo is displayed in the branch office in Bogota, Colombia, on December 12, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc is testing a feature that allows for some drivers in California, their rates, the Wall Street Journal reported here on Tuesday, citing a person who was involved in the development of the function.

Uber drivers are ferrying passengers to the airports in the Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento charge up to five times the rate set by the company as of Tuesday morning, the report added.

Uber does not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

This is the latest in a series of changes that made the trip from his company has taken in response to a new law that makes it more difficult for the company to treat the drivers as contractors.

Earlier in January, Uber, at the height of its California customers, it would enable the provision of estimates, as opposed to a fixed price for the ride.

Report by Ayanti Berra in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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