Uber added a new safety feature called "Ride Check" to their app. Using GPS and other phone sensors, the Uber app scans for conditions that indicate a possible crash. When the feature is initiated, both the rider and the passenger get a prompt asking if they're OK, as well as an offer for 911 assistance. Uber says users could get a notification for a "long, unexpected stop," meaning the feature might help in more than just crashes. In addition to Ride Check, Uber also added other security-focused features, like address anonymization and two factor authentication. All this comes in the wake Uber's own self driving accident, and the company claims they're on track for a 2019 IPO. You can expect to see these features in your app over the coming months, and there's more to come. That's because when it comes to safety, our work is never done. Uber has a responsibility to help keep people safe, and it's one we take seriously. We want you to have peace of mind every time you use Uber, and hope these features make it clear that we've got your back.