Uber Launches New Safety Features for US Riders

Uber CEO responds to proposed ridesharing tax hike in DC

The nine companies the ride-sharing firm signed deals with are the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), MP Shah Hospital, an emergency services firm Flare, the vehicle dealer Toyotsu, Huawei, Techno, Essilor, Kingsway, and Telkom Kenya. Khosrowshahi said the company is cooperating with authorities. "Our intent now is to get things right".

That's why we're today launching Uber Movement in Toronto - a free tool which uses Uber's anonymised data from millions of trips to help urban planners make decisions about their city. They are collaborating with the well-recognized London-based mobile ticketing company Masabi.

Uber Technologies will connect US riders directly to emergency number 911 from this summer, the latest in a package of measures created to improve the global ride hailing company's popular image.

All of that's nice to hear, and at least stylistically different from former Uber boss Travis Kalanick's famously brash approach.

Uber may be out of the self-driving business - but cars and transportation are still firmly in its wheelhouse.

Uber Plans Public Transit and Car Rental App Options On Wednesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the companys partnership with Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing startup. This new feature will also be available for the passengers to ensure more safety while taking an Uber ride.

Khosrowshahi, whose on-air interview Thursday lasted about six minutes, more or less acknowledged the company's past bad behavior while addressing issues such as regulation, safety and securing customer data.

Uber previously said it considers bicycles and public transportation as a way to cut down on environmental and traffic congestion.

The two companies will also be working together to offer the integration to new cities around the globe. Baylson in Wednesday's ruling said he was the first judge to rule on the classification of Uber drivers under federal law. "I want you to be able to take an Uber and get into the subway... get out and have an Uber waiting for you".

Khosrowshahi said the new strategy does not move Uber away from a future that includes autonomous vehicles, despite a fatal accident involving one of its cars last month in Arizona. But the incident raised questions not only about the capabilities of autonomous vehicles, but also about Uber's safety culture. Uber, in particular, has been hit with dozens of lawsuits in recent years claiming that its drivers are employees and are entitled to minimum wage, overtime, and other legal protections not afforded to contractors. The tech will flag Uber to investigate and review a driver's standing with the company.

Sounding a little like Spider-Man, he said, "I think that Silicon Valley is understanding that, with building these platforms comes the responsibility to make sure that those platforms are being used for good".

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