“Uber Lost and Found Index”, an annual survey by Uber has revealed that India tops the list of “most forgetful countries” in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia and the Philippines follow India respectively when it comes to forgetting personal belongings in Uber vehicles.
In India, Bengaluru has been reported to be the most forgetful city followed by New Delhi and Mumbai. Bengaluru has emerged on top of the list for the second time in a row. “Uber Lost and Found Index” is an annual report which gives an insight into frequently forgotten items, the most forgetful cities as well as the days of the week and times of the year on which the riders tend to report lost items.
The most common items that are left behind in the cabs are mobile phones, bags, wallets, keys, ID cards etc, the index revealed. The list also gave out the most unusual items that are left behind, such as, LCD TV, poker set etc.
In addition, the report disclosed that the most likely time to forget an item is between 1 PM-4 PM, while the fewest lost items were reported at 10 AM and 5 PM. Also, Saturdays and Sundays were the most common days when riders reported lost items.
“With India emerging as the most forgetful country in APAC and Bengaluru continuing to be the most forgetful city, our goal is to sustain our efforts in educating riders about the in-app options available to them, in case they lose something in an Uber,” Sanjay Gupta, Head of Marketing, Uber India, and South Asia, said in a statement.
“This insightful index recognises Uber’s most forgetful riders and may even remind them to do a ‘possession pat down’ before leaving the car on their next ride,” he further added.
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