Ride sharing service Uber has launched a new feature that will ensure the safety of the passenger as well as the driver by keeping a track of any irregularities encountering along the way. The new feature was launched the RideCheck, feature that keeps a track of an Uber cars route. Here if the system detects an irregularity on the route of the car, then it will send a push notification to the driver as well as the passenger.
With the help of GPS, upon the detection of a change of route, or if the car stops, the system sends separate messages to the driver and the passenger through a push notification if they need some help. The driver and the passenger can now respond if they are in trouble and need some help or not. The push notification is sent through RideCheck and after receiving and responding, the driver and the passenger can now use the other existing Uber Safety Features. They can also call 911 with the help of the app’s emergency button. In order to report a crash, they can also contact the Safety Line of Uber.
This can also be their platform to make their trip known to their friends through sharing online. For the past three years, the ride sharing site has been introducing one innovation after the other that ensures the safety of the passenger. One of the safety feature was to anonymize the rider’s pick up and drop locations so that sharing the trip with families and friends could also be possible.
Apart from Uber, there are also a number of other ride sharing companies that are working on their safety features. Lyft is planning to add up to and upgrade its existing safety feature which is called smart trip that ensures the safety of the passengers. 14 women have filed a lawsuit against Lyft drivers earlier in September, 2019 for alleged sexual assault. The complaint had further alleged the existence of 100 more sexual assault report from May 2015 until May 2016.
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