Uber is looking to be virtually a one-stop transportation shopping app, saying on Wednesday it will add new services, including car-sharing and train tickets.
Should an incident - such as a robbery or auto crash - occur during an Uber drive, passengers will soon be able to dial 911 using a dedicated "emergency button" in the Uber app. In 2015, Houston prosecutors alleged that an Uber driver took a drunk female passenger to his home and raped her. A 2014 study conducted by the Federal Communications Commission determined 10,000 lives could be saved every year if first responders met a 911 caller one minute sooner.
The company said it also will bolster driver screening by mandating annual reviews of background checks to ensure drivers remain in compliance with its standards.
The company announced a string of new safety features Thursday morning in a blog on its website. "That's why as CEO, I'm committed to putting safety at the core of everything we do".
Now within the ride-hailing app riders can pick up to five people to list as "Trusted Contacts". The feature is now available only for riders, but Uber plans to launch it soon for drivers as well. If you'd only prefer to share trip details about rides you take at night, that will be a separate option. The company is starting a test program in Denver that lets riders use the emergency button to automatically send their location and trip details to the 911 operator.
And finally, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson - he served during Obama's second term - will chair Uber's Safety Advisory Board.
The year-old regional crisis, marked by neighboring countries cutting air, sea and land links to Qatar, continues. The UAE, meanwhile, would also build a nuclear waste site at the closest point near its border with Qatar.
So to make them care it's only recently that Facebook has allowed you to download all of the data that they have on you. Silicon Valley wants to make sure young companies get the same chance Facebook has had to put their data to use.
El principal sospechoso Tarique Ahmed Jatoi ha sido puesto en custodia, pero el incidente originó protestas en Pakistán . Por su parte, el esposo de Samoon presentó un informe de doble homicidio por su hijo no nacido .
The driver's supposed to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, to monitor the fallible system. A few weeks removed from the accident, there's now word that Huang's family is gearing up to sue Tesla .
In addition, Russian operatives used bogus accounts in an effort to sow discord and shape voter opinion during the campaign. The 33-year-old founder of the social media service showed up wearing a dark suit and tie, instead of his usual T-shirt.
An additional fatality in Panama was due to a "shipwreck", bringing the death toll directly associated with Nate to 45. Four notable storms from the 2017 season had names that will no longer be used for hurricanes, according to the U.N.
Además pidió atender las indicaciones que emita la Unidad Estatal de Protección Civil y Bomberos de Jalisco (UEPCBJ). El municipio de Zapopan solicita que el responsable del incendio pague la reparación.
The witness that followed, unfazed by the famous defense attorney, called out her cross-examiner for rolling his eyes at her. As for Allred and the attention she invites, Lasha and Baker-Kinney both said they had neither paid nor been paid by her.
The scientists adjusted for the expected health problems in owls and still found the 10 percent higher risk of death. The habits of a night owl are one thing that may increase the risk for early death.
Muere escritor y traductor Sergio Pitol
Sergio Pitol tradujo desde la década de los sesenta alrededor de 40 obras literarias de autores indispensables. Asimismo, informó que se convocará a instituciones, amigos y familiares a un homenaje nacional.
FBI Raids Michael Cohen's Office
She claims Mr Trump did not sign the Hush Agreement so that he could distance himself from it, and from Ms Daniels. The special counsel's office and Justice Department declined to comment on the searches Monday.
Knicks will reach out to Jay Wright about head coaching job
Yet independent of the Knicks' struggles, the reality is that Hornacek was not hired by their general manager, Scott Perry. He spent six-plus seasons with the team during his 17-year career and is held in high regards by most Knicks fans.
Hamas fighter killed in Israel strike: Gaza ministry
Palestinian rights advocates argued the claims of Hamas affiliation were meant to retroactively justify the killing. The army said the bomb was planted under cover of mass protests along the Gaza-Israel border since March 30.
A la bebita de la China Suárez le falló el pañal
Además, aprovechó su publicación para compartir su visión de la maternidad: "Tómate la maternidad con tranquilidad o nada". Magnolia está en su huevito, tranquilita. " La China con cagade... era lo único que me faltaba", cerró divertida.
God Of War On PS4 Pro Can't Maintain 30 FPS
Thus, at the very start of the new " God of War ", we come across an older, heavily bearded Kratos standing before a large tree. While not ideal and sometimes prone to making mistakes, Atreus usually knows what to do in certain situations.