Uber app updates with new security features like 'depended on contacts,' 911 button

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Uber assists in keeping updating its app and including options this week. Its up to date declaration Thursday is all approximately protection.

Now inside the experience-hailing app riders can pick out as much as 5 folks to record as “Depended on Contacts.” For each and every journey the ones decided on family and friends may also be notified approximately your go back and forth — or you’ll be able to set it to ship your trip knowledge just for night time rides.

A brand new 911 button at the app will attach you to police in case of emergency. As soon as clicked the button will display your actual-time region to emergency operators. A motive force model of the emergency button is coming quickly.

Any other addition to the app: A brand new “Protection Middle” shall be a spot at the app to peer the whole thing approximately Uber insurance policies and protection knowledge. 

Depended on Contacts can get your trip knowledge.

Out of doors the app, Uber is converting its historical past test procedure for its drivers. Felony and riding historical past tests have been previously reviewed while a motive force began, however the ones exams were not run once more (with the exception of for sure jurisdictions). Now Uber will behavior exams annually — and all over the place, it doesn’t matter what.

As a part of higher historical past exams, Uber is putting in place a gadget that flags any new legal offenses thru knowledge resources. 

A Lyft spokesperson showed that the competitor journey-hailing app has been operating annual historical past test-united statesfor a few years.

And in spite of everything, former U.S. Secretary of Hometown Safety Jeh Johnson — he served all through Obama’s 2d time period — will chair Uber’s Protection Advisory Board.

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