Uber launches record-your-audio on trip if you feel unsafe, especially good for women

The Hush Post | 8:02 pm | One-minute read |

To make the passengers travelling in its vehicles feel safe, Uber today announced a slew of measures for users in India. The US multinational ride-hailing firm today said it is beginning to roll out three safety features to improve its service in one of its most important overseas markets.

Uber introduced two of the features- long unplanned stop in a ride and a four-digit authentication code today.  Besides, riders and drivers could also record their entire trip if they are feeling uncomfortable and send it to the company.

The unplanned stop ride activates in the event of a long, unexpected stop or other irregularities in a ride. When Uber detects it, it calls both the rider and the driver to check if everything is all right. The feature has been dubbed Ride Check.

Passengers traveling in Uber would require providing a 4-digit pin to verify if they are in the right car. The ride will only begin if the authentication code is provided.

All these features are currently operational in the US. Ola, its local rival in India, has also offered these functionalities for a long time.

Additionally, Uber has partnered with Manas Foundation, which has conducted thousands of customised gender sensitisation workshops for driver partners in India to make the platform safer for women. More than 50,000 driver partners have already been trained, the company said.

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