Uber launches security tool for all riders and drivers in the US

Uber plans to expand RideCheck to more countries

Uber launches security tool for all riders and drivers in the US. Source: shutterstock.com

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.

This technology will continue to evolve, and we are working to add additional scenarios to RideCheck. Helping keep millions of riders and drivers around the world safe is a huge responsibility with unique challenges. While I’m proud of the progress we’ve made, when it comes to safety, we know our work is never done
Sachin Kansal, Head of Safety Products, Uber

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