Uber will supposedly let riders, chauffeurs record audio of journeys for security

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Uber might enable riders and chauffeurs to tape audio of journeys.


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Uber will start enabling guests and chauffeurs to tape audio through its app throughout trips in the United States, according to The Washington Post, part of the business’s current push for higher security. The function would enable users to choose in and consist of a caution that trips can be tape-recorded, according to The Post.

Riders or chauffeurs would start a recording by tapping a button in the Safety Toolkit of the app, enabling either celebration to record audio prior to or throughout a journey, Uber stated. An encrypted recording will be saved on the rider’s or motorist’s phone, and can be played just if Uber supplies the secret.

After a journey, users will have the ability to report a security occurrence and send out the recording to Uber.

Uber had formerly stated it would pilot the function in some Brazilian and Mexican cities next month. Recordings of journeys might be shown police upon demand, Reuters reported previously this month. The function is developed to adhere to regional laws.

The previous couple of years have actually seen numerous Uber guests and chauffeurs declaring sexual attack throughout trips. The business has actually likewise dealt with claims by individuals stating they were raped or searched by chauffeurs.

After a journey, users can report a security occurrence and send out the recording to Uber.

First released Nov. 20 at 3: 54 a.m. PT.
Updated Nov. 21 at 6: 02 a.m. PT: Adds more information.
Updated Nov. 21 at 12: 28 p.m. PT: Clarifies that recordings will be saved on either the rider’s or motorist’s phone.


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