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Uber adds safety net: Riders can now share live location updates with cops

Riders or drivers will be able to share their live location along with their name and contact details at the swipe of a button on the Uber app with the police

Uber, which has grappled with complaints about how it treats drivers for years, has suffered shortages globally. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Uber is bringing the new tech integration for safety at a time when the firm is in the news for all the wrong reasons related to the Uber Files report

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Uber has come up with a technology integration feature called “emergency assistance” that aims to provide public safety authorities with real-time actionable data in case of an emergency during a ride. In the event of an emergency, riders or drivers will be able to share their live location, which shall be updated every four seconds, along with their name and contact details at the swipe of a button on the Uber app with the police. This will lead to saving critical time by providing potentially life-saving assistance by the police.

Earlier, in case of an emergency, Uber encouraged riders

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First Published: Jul 18 2022 | 7:35 PM IST

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