Uber is testing a new safety feature to help users who feel in danger during a race. In addition to the options to call the police and share the itinerary with someone you trust, the app will allow you to make audio recordings.
An image published by Jane Manchun Wong, a developer that usually anticipates news from various applications, suggests that the material will be sent to the company’s security team. “Record audio to send to Uber if you are uncomfortable on your trip,” says the resource.
The feature would be targeted at passengers, but it is not yet clear whether drivers would have something similar at their disposal. There are also doubts about the availability of the tool, as some regions of the world require that audio recordings have the consent of everyone involved.
The solution should join others that have already started to be released to users. Uber recently created a feature that uses smartphone sensors to detect unexpected stops. The service also adopted a security code to authenticate the races.
Despite the efforts, some employees say the company advises them not to inform authorities about crimes that happen on trips. According to the Washington Post, who heard some workers, the order is to act first for the interests of the company and then for the safety of the passenger or driver.
With information: The Verge.