Onfido and Drover partner for smooth, smart and secure car subscriptions

May 2, 2019



Identity verification gets more drivers on the road, more quickly.

Onfido has partnered with mobility-as-a-service platform Drover. Onfido enables Drover to quickly and easily get new users on the road, while delivering the trust and security that’s integral to its growing platform.

Founded in 2015, Drover is a smarter alternative to car leasing and buying, offering flexible car subscriptions for an all-in-one monthly payment. It began life as a service to provide Uber drivers with fast and flexible car subscriptions so that they could start working faster, and subsequently launched its consumer product in 2018. Drover’s goal is to make getting a new car as easy and enjoyable as possible – it promises a 100% online sign-up experience, with cars delivered in as little as 48 hours. 

With identity verification being an insurance requirement for Drover, it turned to Onfido to deliver a speedy and secure solution. Drover users simply take a photo of their government-issued identity document; Onfido then checks that the government ID is not fraudulent, and cross-references it against a range of international databases. Onfido’s machine learning-based technology ensures the process can be completed within seconds, so Drover can onboard more users with less manual intervention and resource.

Drover chose Onfido to provide its identity verification because of its superior user experience. Onfido’s smooth and simple workflow means that there is no requirement for new users to provide additional documentation, or for Drover to spend unnecessary time and money on manual review. As Drover continues to scale its offering, Onfido’s ability to offer additional assurance through its facial checks was also an important deciding factor.

Felix Leuschner, CEO at Drover, said: “As we grow our user base, being able to consistently deliver the speed our users want with the security they need is crucial. Onfido helps us do both, so we can protect our platform without impacting on user experience.”

Husayn Kassai, CEO of Onfido, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Drover as they scale. Balancing security against a smooth user experience is a challenge for many businesses, but our AI technology means we’re able to help Drover deliver both. Reducing risk and building trust is core to both of our businesses, so the partnership is a natural fit.”

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