Uber has announced a range of new safety features, that will be rolled out in the coming weeks, for its riders and drivers.

The features include:

  • Driver/Delivery Partner Emergency button – With the push of a button in the app, drivers and delivery-partners can connect directly to private security response when needed through a third party supplier
  • Speed alerts – A feature which reminds drivers and delivery-partners to maintain a safe speed within the posted speed limits.
  • Trusted Contacts – Riders can now easily designate five friends or family members as “trusted contacts” and, with a single tap, share their trip information which are easily customisable in their trip sharing preferences.
  • Safety Centre – A new app-housed safety information hub where riders can find information on some of the key existing safety tools in the app, including our 24/7 team, information on the driver and the car, trip GPS-tracking and our rating and feedback system.

Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has made safety a top priority for 2018. Since joining the company, he has introduced a number of changes including Injury Protection for drivers, delivery-partners, riders, driver hour limits to help prevent drowsy driving, and Driver Share My Trip.