Uber’s new safety feature: Does it go far enough?


The ride-sharing app Uber has addressed the numerous complaints about its drivers committing sexual assault in the last few months, by introducing a safe ride checklist feature.

The checklist, available in Boston and Chicago, is a pop-up screen in the app that reminds passengers to confirm that they are in the right car by checking the license plate of the car, and the name and picture of the driver, before getting into the vehicle.

“We are being responsive” Uber Chicago’s general manager Chris Taylor told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Given there have been some accusations . . . we want to make sure everyone knows how to use the platform in the safest way possible.” READ MORE.