Other new features include:
- Riders will also be able to designate five friends and share their location during every ride.
- Uber said it will commit $350,000 to improve communications between the nation’s thousands of 911 centers. Uber will also pilot 911 integration with local emergency authorities, starting in Denver. “If a rider uses Uber’s emergency button in one of our pilot cities, their location and trip details will be automatically sent to the 911 dispatcher,”
- Uber is also upgrading its driver screening process and will introduce new technology that continuously monitors new offenses by drivers using data sources that cover most new criminal offenses.