Connecting People in towns...

Empowering Youths

Register | Login | Forget Password

HOME | NW | NE | NC | SE | SS | SW

Read/Write on: State | Town/Local

News | Politics | Health | Finance | Articles | Business | World

Make 100K/Mth Online learn more



10 blogs you will enjoy reading daily

Author Uber gives drivers voice control so they can keep their hands on the wheel  (Read 1248 times)

Description:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 19726
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Uber gives drivers voice control so they can keep their hands on the wheel     


Just a few months ago, Uber introduced a 911 button and a way to share your trips to trusted contacts. On Wednesday, the ride-sharing app added hands-free features for drivers picking up riders, better data privacy, and automated crash detection.
 SEE ALSO: Uber drivers are now subject to 'continuous' background checksThis video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630) As part of a laundry list of safety improvements, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi talked about making Uber trips safer for both passengers and drivers. A passenger killing in China on the ride-hailing app Didi last month has shaken up the ride-sharing community and revived conversations about driver background checks, customer support, and other safety issues.
Voice-activated commands will let drivers pick up passengers without clicking through the app, hopefully resulting in less distracted driving. They also have access to an emergency button and the in-app safety "toolkit," just like passengers.
As an update for both drivers and passengers, Uber made a change in how address and location data is stored and logged. Instead of exact addresses, it's been anonymized. Now the driver (and passenger) can only see a general area of where a trip started and ended. This was something Uber's been testing for months to keep personal info out of the app.
Here's what that looks like from the driver's app:

    Your exact address is no longer displayed on the app.  Your exact address is no longer displayed on the app.Image:  UBERThis comes after an Uber data breach from 2016 was exposed last year, which affected 57 million customers. Now with GDPR in place, Uber is making sure to clean up its data storage practices.
Another feature for both drivers and passengers is "Ride Check." If the app senses you haven't moved in a while or were in a possible crash, the new portal will pop up on the Uber app and check that you're OK.


Linkback: https://naijasky.com/travel/1779/uber-gives-drivers-voice-control-so-they-can-keep-their-hands-on-the-wheel/41263/

" id="thumb_35629" data-pagespeed-url-hash="2927702659" onload="pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality(this);



Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via twitter

clip
Uber beats Lyft with IPO payout to drivers

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
1146 Views
Last post May 07, 2019, 07:24:07 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Uber launches program to reward high-performing drivers

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
624 Views
Last post May 07, 2019, 07:34:01 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Uber's new logo is just the word 'Uber'

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
2129 Views
Last post May 07, 2019, 07:41:06 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Everything you need to know about uber to enjoy your ride

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
1381 Views
Last post May 07, 2019, 07:46:12 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Get an Exclusive Look at Uberís New Brand Revamp

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
1174 Views
Last post May 07, 2019, 08:59:14 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Is Uber a Force for Good, or for Evil?

Started by Wale Adeleke

0 Replies
1154 Views
Last post May 04, 2019, 02:57:47 AM
by Wale Adeleke
clip
Uber's driver reward program is now bigger and global

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
1214 Views
Last post May 07, 2019, 07:01:03 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
1230 Views
Last post September 14, 2016, 05:25:11 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
0 Replies
224 Views
Last post April 08, 2019, 04:04:10 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
0 Replies
1146 Views
Last post May 07, 2019, 07:24:07 AM
by Isaac Adeniran


Naijasky: The Largest Communities Platforms Online


States: Fct | Abia | Adamawa | Akwa-ibom | Anambra | Bauchi | Bayelsa | Benue | Borno| Cross-river | Delta| Ebonyi | Edo | Ekiti| Enugu | Gombe | Imo| Jigawa | Kaduna | Kano | Katsina | Kebbi | Kogi | Kwara | Lagos | Nasarawa | Niger | Ogun | Ondo | Osun | Oyo | Plateau | Rivers | Sokoto | Taraba | Yobe| Zamfara | Other Countries | 1000 Towns in Nigeria


Naijasky:2012-2020 | Swap | Contact | About Us | Policy | Terms Of Service | Blog Categories | Politics | Health | Autos | Property | Business | Finance | Love Marriage | Entertainment | Fashion | Music | Sport | Oil & Gas | Power | Aviation | Travel | Religion | Culture | Furniture | Job | Education | Motivation | Security | Small Business | Technology | Inverter | Shipping | Export-Import | Jokes | Others


Articles: Emirates | Kingdoms | Cultural Festivals | Languages | Tourist Attractions | Ethnic Groups | Mineral Resources | Business Directories | Museums | 500 Towns Histories | 774 LGA | Post on LGA |