Uber, the leading ridesharing app, today released the eighth edition of its Lost and Found Index for 2024. This index provides a snapshot of what people forget most frequently, the days of the week, hours of the day, and times of the year when Uber riders reported lost items.

 

People in Bangladesh were most forgetful during May and June in the last one year, particularly during the evenings. And most objects were left behind over the weekends. Over the last year, we’ve seen objects including clothing and umbrellas top the list of most forgotten items in Ubers across Bangladesh, followed by utility items like wallets, pillows, and headphones. Besides leaving the usuals behind, Bangladeshis also forget unexpected things such as speakers.  

Nasheed Ferdous Kamal, Country Head, Uber Bangladesh, said, “At Uber, we prioritize the safety and convenience of our riders, which includes ensuring the safe return of any items left behind during trips. Our Lost & Found Index is a fun and informative way to educate our riders about the in-app options available to retrieve lost items. We want to let our riders know that we are here to help in case they forget anything in their rides.”  

 

The best way to retrieve an item you may have left in a vehicle is to call the driver. Here’s how:

  1. Tap “Your Trips” and select the trip where you left something
  2. Scroll down and tap “Find lost item”
  3. Tap “Contact driver about a lost item”
  4. Scroll down and enter the phone number you would like to be contacted at. Tap submit.
  5. If you lost your personal phone, enter a friend’s phone number instead (you can do this by logging into your account on a computer, or using a friend’s phone).
  6. Your phone will ring and connect you directly with your driver’s mobile number.
  7. If your driver picks up and confirms that your item has been found, coordinate a mutually convenient time and place to meet to collect the lost item.
  8. If your driver doesn’t pick up, leave a detailed voicemail describing your item and the best way to contact you.


This video outlines the simple steps you can take the next time you leave something behind in an Uber.

 

Below is the snapshot of insights from Uber Lost and Found Index 2024 for Bangladesh:

 

Most Commonly Forgotten Items

 

1. Clothing

2. Umbrella

3. Wallet

4. Pillow

5. Headphones

6. Speaker

Most 'Forgetful' Cities

 

1. Dhaka

2. Chattogram

3. Sylhet

4. Rajshahi

5. Barisal

 

Most forgetful days of the year

 

1. 13 May, 2023

2. 9 June, 2023

3. 16 June, 2023

 

Top 3 most forgetful days of the week - The weekend 

1. Friday
2. Saturday
3. Sunday

Most Forgetful Time of the Day: Evenings

1. 8 PM
2. 7 PM
3. 9 PM


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