Uber launches new safety features for U.S. riders

13 Апреля, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • Uber adds safety features to app, including direct dial to 911

In addition to this safety feature, its customers will be able to choose as many as five friends with whom to share details of their trips during each ride. "Uber paved the way for a new paradigm in urban mobility, and we're tremendously excited to power seamless connectivity between Uber's options and public transit, reducing the number of cars on the road and enabling more on-demand transportation". Since then we have moved quickly to do just that by taking responsibility for what happened. Some said they have had bad experiences in the past.

A data breach in 2016 exposed the names, phone numbers and email addresses of more than 20 million people who use Uber Technologies Inc.'s service in the USA, authorities said on Thursday, as they chastised the ride-hailing company for not revealing the lapse earlier.

Evelyn Bailey, executive director of the National Association of State 911 Administrators, said Uber's two-step calling through the app may not be intuitive for people, and she would prefer they call 911 with the keypad. "You go on the bus, it doesn't feel weird".

"I can foresee situations where if I was in a situation where I didn't feel safe, I want something like that at my disposal", Hall said.

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Since it began operating in 2009, Uber has been dogged by reports of drivers accosting passengers, including lawsuits alleging sexual assaults.

Adding a new safety section to the Uber App so that riders can learn about key safety information, including tips built in partnership with law enforcement, driver screening processes, insurance protections and community guidelines. You can select the trusted contacts which would received alerts from you while you take Uber rides. The safety of the ridesharing service has also come into question in the past. This week, the company said it would run criminal as well as motor vehicle checks on its drivers every year and invest in new technology which spots drivers' most recent offenses such as driving under the influence. The contacts will be able to follow the riders on their trip and make sure they reach their final destination safely.

Khosrowshahi said the company is aiding the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation on why Uber's vehicle never noticed a woman crossing the street with her bicycle. Another partnership with National Emergency Number Association - though that one's a bit more of a long term payoff, created to help improve emergency call routing.

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