Uber Unveils New Safety Toolkit

Marco Green
October 23, 2018

The toolkit will introduce new innovative features which aim to raise the bar on safety, and increase transparency, accountability and peace of mind for all users.

Features that will be introduced as part of the new rider and driver safety toolkit, include: (1) Emergency button - With the push of a button in the app, riders and drivers/couriers can connect directly to local police when needed. Now the company has added the ability to VOIP your driver in addition to texting, using in-app messaging, or a regular phone call, reports Engadget.

- Alon Lits, General Manager of Sub-Saharan Africa at UberThis is in the process of being rolled out, so you may not see the features straight away. As App updates come out, the features will exist in the app. Riders can more easily share their trip with up to five contacts and customise their trip sharing preferences.

Since launching the app, Uber has provided millions of people with technology that allows them to get a ride at the push of a button, track every trip with Global Positioning System technology and report any issues 24/7 with a dedicated safety team.

A feature which reminds drivers and delivery partners to maintain a safe speed within the prescribed speed limits. Over the a year ago we've been working to develop innovative products that increase transparency, accountability and peace of mind for all users.

In Pakistan, Uber has also organized safety sessions with law enforcement agencies for partner-drivers. People with global roaming will also not have to worry much and for driver all the communication would also be taking place while in-application. Uber also announced an insurance product for all driver-partners called "Injury Protection".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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