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Uber launches safety features for drivers in Bangladesh

FE Online Desk | Published: March 24, 2019 13:51:56 | Updated: March 26, 2019 11:50:06


Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, has launched its ‘Driver Safety Toolkit’ - a comprehensive set of in-app safety features for driver partners - in Bangladesh today (Sunday).

With an aim to make every ride a safer experience for its drivers, the Safety Toolkit features benefits of ridesharing such as tracking every trip with GPS while driving, as well as an emergency button.

‘Share trip’ feature will allow the driver partners to share their trip details with their loved ones straight from the app so their family and friends can follow them along as they drive.

There is also a ‘speed limit’ feature under the Safety Toolkit that will alert drivers when they exceed the speed.

The emergency assistance button will connect drivers directly with the law enforcement during an unwanted emergency situation, according to a press statement.

Commenting on the launch, Zulquar Quazi Islam, Lead, Uber Bangladesh, said “Over the past 2 years, Uber has focused its efforts in developing innovative solutions that increase transparency, accountability, and safety of all the Uber users.”

The rollout of this toolkit is the next step in ensuring that Uber is helping all the driver partners stay connected and safe, he said.

 

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