Uber Rolling Out New Features To Improve Campus Safety For Riders

In response to the tragic murder of a college student who entered a vehicle she mistakenly thought to be her Uber, the ride-hailing company is now rolling out a set of safety features aimed to improve campus safety for riders. Uber’s Campus Safety Initiative has been launched in partnership with the University of South Carolina. It’s a national effort aimed at helping students learn how to avoid fake rideshare drivers. The new safety features in app include a push notification which will remind users of the Check Your Ride steps just before their car arrives. The alert will first go live in Columbia, South Carolina before rolling out nationwide in the coming days. The steps include making sure you’re getting in the right car by matching the license plate, car make, and model as well the driver photo with the information that’s presented in the app.The app will also display a clear message from the moment the rider is matched with a driver until the moment the trip starts to remind th

Uber Rolling Out New Features To Improve Campus Safety For Riders

In response to the tragic murder of a college student who entered a vehicle she mistakenly thought to be her Uber, the ride-hailing company is now rolling out a set of safety features aimed ...

Sun 21 Apr 19 from Ubergizmo

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Thu 18 Apr 19 from Engadget

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Thu 18 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Uber to roll out rider safety reminders to address fake driver concerns

Uber is rolling out safety reminders for riders in an effort to crack down on fake drivers.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from CNN

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Thu 18 Apr 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Uber unveils new safety measures after college student's murder: NBC News

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is rolling out new features for the safety of its riders, NBC News reported on Thursday.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

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