Uber Testing New 911 Service In Denver

13 April, 2018, 01:51 | Author: Elaine Woods
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Uber will share the company's process for driver background checks and insurance information in that part of the app, as well as the community guidelines ― Uber's list of actions that will result in riders getting banned. Prefer to share your trip during evening rides only? "We think that applying technology to solve safety problems is the right thing to do for Uber", said Sachin Kansal, Uber's Safety Products Manager. But for now, it will use just about any other means to get you around. The apps integration with Getaround Uber has also partnered with Masabi, Earlier this week, the company announced its acquisition of the startup JUMP Bikes, which gives users access to dockless, GPS-integrated e-bikes.

A company, which Uber would not identify, has been hired to continually check arrest data, and that also will begin in a few weeks, Uber said.

911 integration pilot: Federal regulators estimates about 10,000 lives could be saved every year if first responders were able to get to a 911 caller just one minute faster. Uber will eventually provide that information directly to 911 dispatchers automatically, but for now, the ability only exists in Denver, where it's being beta tested.

Working with the National Emergency Number Association so that 911 calls from the App are immediately directed to the correct call center, speeding up response time.

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The Uber CEO said he still believes self-driving cars are a "very important part of the solution of getting rid of auto ownership".

In announcing the original proposed settlement with Uber in August 2017, the FTC charged that the company had failed to live up to its claims that it closely monitored employee access to rider and driver data and that it deployed reasonable measures to secure personal information stored on a third-party cloud provider's servers.

Uber's new 911 Assistance service is now under testing mode and is being used in Denver. This new features are here to ensure the safety of the passengers who ride through Uber's cab.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is now in charge of Uber's Safety Council as the high-tech company strives to make its transportation network safer.

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