Uber has announced new features in its driver app to help improve road safety.
The ride-sharing organization has a team of engineers dedicated to predicting, preventing and reducing the number of crashes on the road. Together with partners at the Governor’s Highway Safety Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Uber has announced four new safety pilots to improve rider and driver safety.
- Daily reports to drivers about how their driving patterns compare to other drivers in their city – with suggestions on how to provide a smoother, safer ride
- Reminders to drivers of the importance of taking a break when they need it
- Messages in the driver app informing drivers that mounting their phone on the dashboard is safer than holding the phone in their hands
- Speed display in the app that alerts drivers to the speed of their vehicle
Drivers in 11 U.S. cities will see the new features in their app in the coming weeks.