Uber plans to expand RideCheck to more countries
Uber announced its RideCheck security tool for drivers and riders is now available in the United States with plans to expand to more countries soon.
As GPS has been the backbone of the Uber experience and every trip is on the map, Uber’s technology can detect possible crashes or if a trip goes unusually off course. When a RideCheck is initiated, both a rider and driver will receive a notification asking if everything is OK. They can let Uber know through the app that all is well, or take other actions like using the emergency button or reporting the issue to Uber’s Safety Line. Safety team may also follow up by phone to inquire about the RideCheck. In the event of a crash, it can also help expedite the insurance claims process.
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