Uber introduced a slew of security options for the Indian market at the moment at an occasion in New Delhi, together with a two-factor authentication by a PIN on the app. The corporate’s rival Ola has had such verification methodology by SMS messages in 2017.
The ride-hailing firm launched the protection PIN characteristic for rides within the US final September. Now, it’s rolling out this characteristic for riders in India. The characteristic will confirm your rides, and provide help to determine the right automobile.
Right here’s how one can allow it:
- Open the Uber app in your telephone, and faucet on Settings.
- Underneath the Security part, faucet on Confirm your rides.
- Faucet on Use PIN to confirm rides toggle. You’ll be able to both select to confirm all rides or journeys you are taking at night time (9 PM to six AM).
As soon as this characteristic has been enabled, the subsequent time you are taking an Uber journey, you’ll see a PIN within the app subsequent to the motive force info. Try the video beneath for a demo.
We’re launching a brand new security characteristic within the 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦 that will help you get in the best journey. Here is the way it works:
🔘The rider receives a novel four digit PIN for his or her journey within the app
🔘Rider shares PIN with driver
🔘The journey solely begins within the app as soon as the motive force enters the best PIN pic.twitter.com/wvR6dkQKCQ
— Uber (@Uber) January 8, 2020
Including to this, Uber introduced it should convey in-ride audio recording characteristic to India within the close to future. Final November, the corporate launched this characteristic in Brazil and Mexico. The recording stays on the system an encrypted type to maintain the dialog non-public. Neither the rider nor the motive force is aware about take heed to the recording. Nonetheless, the rider can submit the recording to the corporate for a evaluate.
The ride-sharing firm additionally launched a characteristic known as RideCheck to proactively verify when you’re wonderful when the car stops for a very long time. You’ll be able to provoke a RideCheck to tell uber if the car has damaged down or has been concerned in an accident.
Uber launched all these options in varied markets final yr, now it’s simply bringing them to the Indian market to maintain rider-safety at par with them.