California: Uber has introduced a handful of new features to its app which will make the platform safer and easier for its drivers and passengers.
The company has added a new hands-free feature for drivers which allows them to use their voice to navigate through the app. This is aimed at making driving less distracted, Mashable reported.
In addition to that, the drivers' side of the app also gets an emergency button and in-app safety toolkit similar to what is provided to the passengers.
More importantly, the company has changed the way location and passenger data is stored and logged in its platform. Now the addresses are anonymized and the driver as well as the passenger can only see the general area of where a trip started or ended.
A ride check feature is aimed at crash detection. In the instance of the app sensing a crash or unusual movement of the vehicle, it will ask you if you are OK or need 911 assistance.