Uber, a ride-sharing company, today announced the launch of “Safety Toolkit” – a consolidated and comprehensive set of features in-app for riders in Bangladesh, for building on the existing safety features available to riders in the country.
Keeping technology at the heart of Uber’s approach, the safety toolkit is aimed at improving both awareness and usage rates of some of the existing as well as newly introduced features, said a press release.
Riders can access the safety toolkit on the home screen of the app from the moment the driver accepts the trip through when the trip ends, reports BSS.
Commenting on the launch, Uber Product Management Director Sachin Kansal said, “At Uber, safety is a top priority and we look towards harnessing technology to solve for rider and driver safety concerns in more innovative ways.”
“The roll-out of Safety Toolkit to thousands of riders across Bangladesh is an extension of this commitment to the community that we serve. We’ve updated our platform to prioritize awareness and sensitization and make our safety features more accessible and easier to use,” he added.
He said a key feature that Uber is introducing today as part of the Safety Toolkit is ‘Trusted Contacts’, which offers riders the option to automatically share all or selected late night trips with their family and loved ones.