Quick Shift: Uber unveils new driver app

Isaac Blancas

"Uber paved the way for a new paradigm in urban mobility, and we're tremendously excited to power seamless connectivity".

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.

Another safety feature that is available to you is the "Emergency Button" which is provided in Uber app and can be used in the rare cases of emergency during a ride in order to connect with the local police.

The company also announced Wednesday that it will partner with car-sharing app Getaround to offer auto rentals for riders and drivers.

Under the expanded settlement, all third-party audits of Uber's privacy program will be sent to the FTC.

In a FTC press release, the agency said the breach - which was not revealed until November 2017 - occurred in the fall of 2016 and was the result of "lax security choices Uber made in its use of the third-party cloud storage service". As part of the second phase, 12 more cities, including 4 Indian cities, are being added, Uber said in a statement. This new service opens even more doors for your transportation needs; literally.

"Autonomy is part of the solution and long term it will be an important part of getting rid of vehicle ownership", he said.

Peddling pedals: Earlier this week the firm also revealed that it had acquired the dockless-bike firm Jump.

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"The fact is that human beings are sometimes good, and sometimes not", Khosrowshahi said.

"That's going to include bikes, and that's going to include buses and subways and we want to be a part of the solution", he said, adding that Uber is sharing more data with cities to help them manage congestion.

"This represents the beginning of a sustained investment on behalf of Uber into making mass transit and public transit real first-class services", Khanna said.

Cars will come through car-booking service Getaround, which lets private auto owners rent their cars out to others.

Khosrowshahi said he wants to make sure all companies are treated equally when it comes to having to charge its customers this increased tax.

Uber Technologies will connect USA 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.

Uber's new ticketing option will be powered by Masabi's Justride SDK, the first and only mobile ticketing SDK for public transit.

Uber Movement has data that is based on Uber rides since 2016. It now offers detailed information on Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, plus cities in other countries.




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