Uber is tightening background checks for its drivers. In a blog post CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Uber will run background checks on drivers each year
13 April, 2018, 04:02
Uber has been busy lately, and today the news comes down that Uber has teamed with car-sharing service Getaround to produce Uber Rent. The button, which will be available to riders and drivers, will connect the user directly with emergency dispatchers if activated. "With cars available instantly for rent in the Uber app, fewer people will need to store them in garages for those sporadic grocery store runs, daytime adventures, or weekend getaways", she said.
"Helping keep people safe is a huge responsibility, and one we do not take lightly", Khosrowshahi said in a statement.
While the changes are billed as proactive, the announcement effectively represents an admission that Uber has been falling short on passenger safety, as Khosrowshahi attempts to fix the company's tarnished image almost a year after former CEO Travis Kalanick departed.
He added, "We do see this investment in mass transit as an investment that ultimately long term is going to benefit us as well". Getaround is now available in cities like Seattle, DC, Portland, San Francisco and Oakland. Importantly, this feature will show you your real-time location in the app-both on a map and as an address-so you can share it directly with the 911 operator.
"The first thing that we want to do is really change Uber's substance, and the image may follow", he said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Improved driver-screening methods are also part of Uber's safety overhaul.
Uber's announcement spree started earlier this week with the acquisition of Jump Bikes, a bikeshare company specializing in electric bicycles.
Uber has agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the ride-hailing company deceived customers about how it handled their data. That means they require license, registration and insurance, even if state agencies aren't equipped to handle them.
Bowser noted that the ride-hail tax is one piece of a plan that also raises sales and commercial property taxes, while pulling savings from elsewhere in the city budget.
The organization declared a partnership with Masabi, an public transit mobile startup. "We're excited to partner with Masabi to incorporate transit as an option in the Uber app". This could allow users to book public transit trips within the Uber app.
Working with the National Emergency Number Association so that 911 calls from the App are immediately directed to the correct call center, speeding up response time. It now offers detailed information on Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, plus cities in other countries.
He was released the same night on a $2,500 bond. #49ers linebacker Reuben Foster leaves court after domestic violence arraignment. A search of the couple's home revealed a Sig Sauer 516, an assault rifle, along with its large capacity magazine.
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Fourteen ambulances and ten fire engines were dispatched to the area and several bodies were pulled out of the wreckage. It happened on Wednesday morning at Boufarik military airport, an air force base near the capital, Algiers .
Having seen some of Real Madrid's defending in his absence, Zinedine Zidane's side will be praying that is not the case. Ramos will only be punished if his presence was noted and reported by referee Michael Oliver or a UEFA delegate.
McArthur has been charged with killing the three men, as well as Selim Esen, 44, Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Dean Lisowick, 43 or 44. Police say they've identified the remains of three people believed to be victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur .
But the money shot comes when we see Han and Chewie stand in front of the iconic Millennium Falcon, probably for the first time. Disney/Lucasfilm dropped an all-new trailer for the film on Sunday, and Clarke most definitely stands out.
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Volkswagen names Herbert Diess as new chief executive
VW's statement didn't specify whether the planned changes meant replacing Mr Mueller or simply a shift in responsibilities. Porsche sports auto division head Oliver Blume was promoted to the top management body of the entire group.
Man charged in Merrifield assaults
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France hosts visiting Saudi Prince
Following the talks, the French prime minister gave a luncheon party in honor of the Crown Prince and the accompanying delegation. It is believed that projects include the joint development of apps and educational material between the company and Kingdom.
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