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Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Uber adds safety features to app, including direct dial to 911

Uber adds safety features to app, including direct dial to 911

"Furthermore, the fall 2016 breach occurred while Uber was in discussions with the FTC about its investigation of the May 2014 breach, which also related to the company's practices for securing consumer data stored on the third-party cloud service".

Uber will host the businesses at its Greenlight Hub, a Nairobi-based resource centre that provides technical support to drivers using the app.

Uber has agreed to comply with new settlement terms laid out by the US Federal Trade Commission pertaining to the ride-hailing company's 2017 data breach.

Uber previously said it considers bicycles and public transportation as a way to cut down on environmental and traffic congestion.

Once an agreement is reached with a transit agency, Uber users will have the option to book and display Masabi customers' transit tickets in the app, allowing for seamless transfers from ride-sharing to public transit services for convenient multi-modal journeys.

- The head of Uber sounded off about D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to hike the city's ridesharing tax.

Later this month in San Francisco, the ride-hailing firm will launch Uber Rent in collaboration with Getaround, a peer-to-peer vehicle sharing service that offers privately owned cars for rent.

While this much is going for Uber, Khosrowshahi said at an event sponsored by Goldman Sachs: "I want to run the bus systems for a city". This new service opens even more doors for your transportation needs; literally.

He continued: "Autonomous is part of the solution, and I think in the long term is going to be a very important part of the solution of getting rid of auto ownership". "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", Khosrowshahi writes in a blog post. The two companies have been working in the city for about a year and now the citizens can rent a auto for a few hours or the whole day via Uber's app. Without this offering, our platform really can't compete holistically with the value proposition of owning your own vehicle. This tie-up, announced this week, will see Uber add public transit mobile ticketing into the Uber app.

Almost 80 percent of those polled said having access to public transportation was essential in choosing where to live, and 78% said having transit close to where they live was important - advantages that outweigh things like an office gym, cafeteria, coffee bar, or proximity to restaurants and nightlife. "Cars are shared by people throughout the city and equipped with Getaround's technology for instant access". And if successful, it could expand to other cities.

The company hopes that the data in the map will be used by city planners to better develop driving infrastructure in the city.

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