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Uber Safety Center Finally Comes to Europe, Makes Service Safer for Riders and Drivers

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This spring, Uber deployed a host of safety features for its US app, all designed to increase the security of both riders and drivers in the wake of a few incidents.

Now, the Uber Safety Center is finally being deployed in Europe as well. Uber riders in the UK and 23 other countries will have two-factor authentication to keep their account safe. For real-life safety, the Uber app will let you share your trip with up to five trusted contacts, access emergency services and provide speed limit alerts for drivers. On the privacy front, the Uber app will conceal passenger and driver phone numbers from each other.

Moreover, licensed drivers and Uber Eats couriers will also receive an Uber App update, which will have the Safety Center and an insurance hub. Every Uber user will have access to these features by simply tapping the shield icon in the bottom right corner of the app.

No question about it, it’s a major update for the ride-sharing service, especially after so many users complained about their perceived safety when riding with strangers. If you also look at what happened with a similar service in China, the Uber Safety Center feels essential.

Also read:✍ Didi Hitch, the Chinese Uber, Closes After A Second Passenger Was Murdered✍

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