FROM FRIDAY August 5, Panama’s Uber customers will have the choice of paying with cash or credit card.
The update to the system will be introduced because "many users do not have access to a credit card or debit card and, therefore, wish to have other payment options," says a statement from the company
The cash option will be done through a pilot program from Uber users who have been chosen randomly, the company said.
"All they have to do is change their payment method from the application."
Within the Uber app the user must go to the option of 'pay', on the menu, then choose the 'cash' option and finally ask for the shuttle service.
Once the user reaches the destination the amount shown on the app is shown to the driver.
According to the company, all security features will be present before, during and after each trip, including the option to share the journey and qualify the driver and leave comments about the trip.
Uber, founded in 2009 in San Francisco, is a technology company that has a presence in 491 cities in over 70 countries.