Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: Out of all the features that the Uber app has this newest feature will be considered a major beneficial to the people since it provides the tools that are needed to get help quickly in the events of a possible crash.
This new feature is known as Ride Check, which uses the power of the GPS and other sensors to help in detecting signs of possible crashes.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, “When a Ride Check is initiated, riders and drivers will be prompted to use our Safety Toolkit, which includes the option for 911 assistance. Our safety team can also followup by phone to make sure everyone is safe”.
This feature can also flag trip irregularities that are beyond crashes. Example, if there is a long, unexpected stop during a trip, both the rider and driver receives a Ride Check notification asking if everything is all right.
Khosrowshahi said that in order to protect the privacy of the user’s, this app will only show the general area where the trip starts and ends but not the address.