Uber adds new safety features for passengers and drivers in Europe, Middle East

Anca Alexe 17/10/2018 | 14:00

Uber will provide new safety features, including connecting passengers and drivers directly to emergency services, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over the next few weeks, Reuters reports.

The company said the features would be gradually introduced on the app in 23 European countries and other market such as Saudi Arabia.

The features are already available in the United States, and they include sharing trip details with up to five people, speed limit alerts for drivers and concealing passenger and driver phone numbers from each other.

Global Head of Safety Product Sachin Kansal said that Uber plans to roll out its Safety Toolkit globally by the end of the year.

According to Uber, the app is available in more than 600 cities across 65 countries. The company plans to launch an IPO next year and could be valued at USD 120 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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