Uber has just launched a new mobile application that offers many new features, as well as numerous improvements over the previous one. According to Uber’s statement, the new app experience is currently being tested in hundreds of American and international cities.
The new app will show Rides, Eats and any futures option that Uber plans to add side by side, allowing users to choose their preferred transport method faster and more easily. One of the most important new features included in the new app is to Verify your ride.
This will allow Uber customers to choose to receive a unique four-digit PIN to verbally provide their drivers to make sure they get on the right car. The driver can start the journey in the app only after entering the correct PIN. Uber is further planning to improve the security features in its mobile app with the help of a new technology that uses ultrasonic waves to automatically verify that customers are in the right machine.
Text to 911 is an improved version of last year’s emergency button included in the Uber app. The new option allows users to send an SMS to 911 in cities and counties that support this technology. The text message will be automatically written to include the trip details, such as the make and model of the car, the license plate, and the location.
Bike Lane Alert will be available in late October and will allow Uber users in over 200 cities worldwide to receive an in-app notification when they leave them near a bike path.
Finally, improved real-time identification verification is intended to ensure that the Uber driver matches the account in the company’s system. Unlike previous safety measures that only required drivers to offer basic Uber selfies, the new feature leads them to perform a random series of basic movements such as smiling, blinking and / or turning their heads, which should add another security level.
In the same news, Uber has announced that starting next month, it will start showing bicycles and scooters on the map inside the Uber application. The new feature will be available in the 28 cities where the company’s JUMP bicycles or scooters are available, as well as a dozen US cities. Where Lime scooters are also available via the Uber app.
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