This article is about Uber users being able to take control on their safety when they need it the most while being in one. Uber has announced upgrades this week that said they are keeping its U.S. ride-hailing customers safe. In the future Uber will add an emergency 911 feature to a panic button — a type of enhanced 911 that connects passengers directly with emergency personnel and enables them to share their location with the operator. It plans to enable riders to share their trip information with up to five "trusted contacts" on every trip so there are other sets of eyes to make sure rides go smoothly, according the the company. These changes are expected to be happening this upcoming summer.
This is taking action because in the past, Uber conducted background check reruns in jurisdictions where required," Khosrowshahi founder of Uber, said in a blog post. "Going forward, we'll proactively rerun criminal and motor vehicle checks each year, regardless of whether there is a legal obligation to do so."
My personal opinion on this event going on is is that I find it very helpful for those who don't feel safe according to who their Uber Driver is and also is they run into an accident. This will be something that passengers will find useful and feel more safe than having to worry if they will make it to their destination.
LA TIMES : http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-uber-safety-20180412-story.html
Article By : Washington Post