Following its introduction initially in the United States, Uber has now rolled out the “Safety toolkit” for users in India. The toolkit is deemed to be an exclusive set of features in the application for the risers.
The Safety Toolkit can be accessed by the riders on the home screen of the application from the instance the trip is accepted by the driver until the end of the trip. Also, the riders can get safety guidelines developed in association with the law enforcement and gain knowledge regarding insurance protections, community guidelines, and driver screening processes.
In a statement, Director, Product Management at Uber, Sachin Kansal, said “At Uber, security is a foremost precedence and we look toward exploiting technology to resolve concerns regarding driver and rider safety in more inventive manner. The introduction of “Safety Toolkit” to numerous riders throughout India is an expansion of this assurance to the community.”
Rolled out in May in the United States, the features and design have been settled on mainly dependent on the response from thousands of travelers. India was the foremost marketplace where Uber rolled out the emergency button that will now be a piece of the Safety Toolkit in the application.
Kansal further added, “The main feature is ‘Trusted Contacts’ that provides the riders the alternative to share all or selected late night rides automatically with their family.” This facility enables the travelers to assign up to 5 close people with whom they can be habitually pressed to share a ride. The riders can change the settings to share night-time only trips, all trips, or none at all.
On the other hand, Uber South Africa has declared a rise in its minimum fare charge. From 31 July, the UberX rides across South Africa have raised to R25 from R20. The Port Elizabeth uberGO least charge has also altered to R20 from R17.