Uber Adds Crash Detection and Security Features

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by AlphaAtlas, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    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.
  2. boushidosan

    boushidosan Gawd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Can you actually maintain a profit while maintaining your vehicle if you Uber?

    Uber has always struck me as some type of scheme where they can dodge a lot of overhead but I have no idea what I'm talking about
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  3. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

    Jul 19, 2013
    It why they making bank and the driver gets picked hard. IDK why people still drive for Uber. Lyft seems like a better company to work for as a drivet but still not great.
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  4. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot 2[H]4U

    Mar 4, 2013
    Sounds like Uber is admitting that their app monitors many of your Personalized Tracking Device's sensors. Sensors like a camera and microphone would be very useful to pickup the wild gyrations and noises of a collision. And sending both driver and passenger(s) an ad based on words heard during the ride. Hears driver and passenger discussing lunch. Ad shows up for Carl's Jr that is a quarter mile down the road. How long before another story about an App continuing to monitor PTD sensors after being closed?