Onfido, an identity verifying company, recently announced they are teaming up with Zoomcar, a self-driving mobility platform, to help verify their drivers covering several major cities across India.
Onfido's identity verification process will make it simpler and safer for Zoomcar to rent out cars to customers. Through a smartphone, Zoomcar customers will upload a picture of themselves and of their identity documents to go through a verification process, which will allow more drivers to join the service, and add another pillar of security to the business.
Onfido helps companies bring on new users. Machine learning technology lets Onfido confirm a user's identity documentation and compare it with their face via bio-metrics. Their identity can also be easily referenced against international criminal, credit, and watchlist databases.
Onfido was founded in 2012 and has since raised over $60 million in funding from major investors like Salesforce Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, and Idinvest Partners. They also claim to conduct verifications in 192 countries for companies that includes BlaBlaCar, Zipcar, Turo, and Drivy.
CPO of Zoomcar, Rajesh Bysani, said, “Onfido is a fantastic partner to work with. Their mobile-first document and facial verification is helping us to achieve our core mission of convenient car rental, while improving the safety of our platform. It benefits everyone."
“We are very happy to be supporting Zoomcar’s vision for simplified car rental in India,” said Nikhil Saigal, Country Manager of India at Onfido. “We pride ourselves on delivering an identity verification experience that allows our partners to grow while keeping their platforms safe, and we’re excited to be working with Zoomcar to help them achieve that."
Zoomcar said they chose Onfido because of their bio-metric based fraud system and machine learning technologies, and will implement Onfido's Facial Check to ensure only the right drivers get behind the wheel of Zoomcar cars.
Earlier this year, Zoomcar fund raised $40 million in Series C funding that was led primarily by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
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