Transport companies in the United States are using Uber’s massive trove of driver data to boost their claims coverage.
Uber has long been accused of a massive and systematic over-charging of its drivers, which has led to a surge in claims from people who have been falsely claimed for rides.
The latest revelations came as part of a lawsuit filed last week by Uber drivers in New York.
“We’ve been very clear that we’re not going to be bullied into changing how we operate,” a source familiar with the case told Business Insider.
“We’re not a big business, we’re a family business.
We’ve always tried to be very fair to our drivers, we want to make sure that every ride is as smooth and safe as possible.
The fact that this lawsuit is coming out at this time just shows how seriously we’re taking this.”
The lawsuit claims that Uber drivers are being unfairly denied claims based on their location.
According to the lawsuit, drivers are forced to provide drivers with GPS coordinates and other information to support claims.
The drivers are also asked to send a copy of their insurance claim forms to Uber for review.
The source familiar told Business Insider that Uber is not using the driver data for any specific reason.
Instead, the source said Uber is using the information to help with claims management and for its own internal audits.
The latest claims settlement comes as Uber faces another legal battle in Texas, where Uber drivers sued the company in February, alleging that the ride-hailing company is “fraudulently” overcharging drivers.
The company has repeatedly denied the allegations.
This is just the latest lawsuit in a series of cases alleging that Uber overcharges drivers in the US.
The lawsuit claims drivers have been denied claims on average $3,000 in medical bills and $9,000 for damage to their vehicles, according to a story from Bloomberg.
In August, Uber settled with drivers in a class action lawsuit in Florida over similar claims.
In January, a judge ruled in favor of drivers in Illinois, where they are suing Uber over the company’s overcharging.
Despite the lawsuits, Uber is still widely used by people across the US, with drivers claiming that they have been unfairly treated by the company.
Uber is currently facing a class-action lawsuit in New Mexico over its overcharging claims.
Uber says it has more than 3.5 million drivers in more than 180 cities.