Uber will soon detect unexpected stops, car crashes

Dara Khosrowshahi marked his one-year anniversary at Uber by reinforcing how rider safety is a top priority for the company.
At a press event in New York City on Wednesday, the CEO unveiled new Uber safety features such as Ride Check, a GPS-powered tool that uses a smartphone’s sensors to detect an unexpected stop or an impact during a crash.

If a crash is suspected, a prompt will appear on both rider and driver phones’ with safety features like a prompt to order another ride paid for by Uber or use the 9-11 emergency call button. Uber made the in-app 9-11 feature available earlier this year to riders but it’s now accessible for drivers.

Ride Check’s capabilities are expected to roll out in the coming months.


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