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Uber to up its background checks for drivers

AP  |  Detroit 

will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe.

The move announced today is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new (Cause-row-SHA-hee). He says the changes aren't being done just to polish the company's image, which has been tarnished by misbehavior and a long string of other embarrassing missteps.

Other safety features include buttons in the app that allow riders to call in an emergency, as well as app refinements that make it easier for riders to share their whereabouts with friends or loved ones.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:05 IST