Uber tweaks its driver app amid rising tensions over worker rights
Uber made several changes to its app Thursday to improve the experience for both novice and seasoned drivers. The update came as ride-hailing drivers rallied in support of legislation in California that would reclassify them as employees rather than contractors.
Uber is testing out several new features for drivers, including a scrolling feed of promotions and gamified “quests” that are viewable before drivers sign on to start driving. For new drivers, there will be a “simulated trip” to walk them through the virtual steps of their first ride before they commit to actually picking up a passenger.
There will be additional notifications for longer-than-average…