Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Uber today announced some new features to improve safety for passengers. Every day, millions of people rely on Uber to get from one place to another so more security features for them will certainly be welcomed. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has revealed a snapshot of the improvements that are due to be launched in the United States this summer in a post on the company’s official blog today. The Uber app has been updated with safety in mind and all safety-related features have been located in one central place so that they’re accessible directly from the home screen during a trip. Existing features such as Share My Trip will be easier to find as well.Riders will soon get a Safety Center in the app which will provide safety information such as tips created in partnership with law enforcement, driver screening processes, community guidelines, and insurance protections.The Trusted Contacts feature will allow riders to designate up to five friends and family members as Trusted Contacts and they will be

Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe.

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Uber announces new safety-oriented app features for passengers

Though Uber has been the center of controversy on more than one occasion, there's no denying the ride-hailing service's popularity. It provides drivers with a relatively straightforward way ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Techspot

Uber drivers in the US now face annual criminal background checks

Riders in the US will be able to nominate five people who will automatically receive their route during every journey and press a button within the app to call 911 in the event of an emergency. ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Daily Mail

Uber rolls out safety features, including faster 911 calls - Roadshow

The ride-sharing company said it was also improving its driver screening and adding a former US secretary of Homeland Security to its Safety Advisory Board.

Thu 12 Apr 18 from CNET

Uber introduces a bunch of new safety features

In a post today, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced a slew of new features for the app, designed to address growing concerns over rider safety. A majority of the additions are contained within ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from TechCrunch

Uber Introduces New Safety Features For Riders

Uber today announced some new features to improve safety for passengers. Every day, millions of people rely on Uber to get from one place to another so more security features for them will ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Ubergizmo

Uber unveils much-needed passenger safety features

Uber has taken a lot of flack over passenger safety, but it has just rolled out some long-overdue changes to its app and taken other steps to ensure passengers are secure. First up, ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Engadget

Uber launches new safety features for U.S. riders

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc[UBER.UL] said on Thursday it unveiled new safety features including an emergency button that will connect U.S. riders directly to 911.

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Reuters Technology

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