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Uber unveils urban transport vision with bikes, transit

Uber unveils urban transport vision with bikes, transit

"The strengthened provisions of the expanded settlement [PDF] are created to ensure that Uber does not engage in similar misconduct in the future".

All app-based cab services like Uber have specially-trained incident response teams that are available around the clock in order to handle any urgent concerns which may arise.

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 auto dealer Toyotsu, Huawei, Techno, Essilor, Kingsway, and Telkom Kenya.

Essilor will offer drivers free eye checkups regularly to ensure that they have healthy vision thus promoting road safety.

First, the new feature is alert feature which lets you add a few contacts whom you can trust.

Wheels on demand: The new moves are a pretty clear signal that Uber wants to make vehicle ownership a thing of the past, and have its app be a one-stop-shop alternative. If you find something bad while you ride, just tap the Emergency Button and you will get instant assistance of the emergency services. Riders will also be able to designate five friends and share their location during every ride. In fact, Bowser wants to raise Washington's taxes on Uber as part of a regional effort to better fund the Metro subway and bus system. If there is no internet connectivity, if you ever feel you're in an emergency situation, you should call 100 immediately.

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During the ride, you cannot only monitor your trip but also share your trip details through the Uber app with friends and family. We hope the same service to roll out in more regions within the country once the testing mode is done successfully by the testers in Denver.

Uber said it will commit $350,000 to improve communications between the nation's thousands of 911 centers.

Apart from this, Uber is also upgrading their driver screening process. Starting today, the company says it will rerun criminal and motor vehicle checks on its drivers each year, "regardless of whether there is a legal obligation to do so", Khosrowshahi said in a blog post. Additionally, Uber to introduce new technology that continuously monitors new offenses by drivers towards the passengers during their rides.

On Wednesday, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi appeared in Washington with Mayor Muriel Bowser, D, to announce a suite of new initiatives aimed at positioning the ride-hailing app as a one-stop shop for urban mobility.

Even more strikingly, that private information was exposed in the exact same way as the earlier 2014 screwup that the FTC was digging into: data stored on Amazon Web Services S3 cloud servers was accessed using a key that an Uber engineer had somehow made public on GitHub.