It will include the driver's name and photo, vehicle license plate, make and model.
In wake of a college student losing her life after entering a vehicle she mistook for her Uber, the e-hail company is partnering with the University of SC to launch a nationwide Campus Safety Initiative.
The initiative was announced Thursday (April 18) on the university campus by President Harris Pastides and Andrew Macdonald, Uber vice president of operations and global business development.
Uber executives say the Uber app will also prominently display the new safety notifications with a banner saying, "check your ride every time".
The University of SC, where Josephson was a student, is also urging students to ask their driver "What's My Name?" before getting in. Several allegations of rape and assault have been made against Uber drivers, prompting the organization to eventually expand background checks for drivers and roll out safety features to rapidly connect users to emergency services on the off chance that find themselves in a risky condition. "By promoting essential safety tips such as "Check Your Ride" and the university's 'What's My Name?' campaign, I truly believe we can help ensure ridesharing is safe for all students", Pastides said.
Christina Koch aims for record for longest spaceflight by a woman
She will now be part of three expeditions, starting with Expedition 59, which is already going on, and ending with 61. Army soldier while Meir has focused on the physiology of animals and is a former Harvard medical school professor.
Pennsylvania's sports betting rises amid March Madness
Since 2014, three casinos in the area have closed and there are now only six functioning casinos in the immediate area. In a statement, the company cited growing competition in the region as the reason that has prompted its decision.
London bridge closed amid ‘extinction’ climate change protest
Cops have been given the green light by the home secretary to use the "full force of the law" against climate change protesters. Police said they expected the demonstrations to continue for the next few weeks.
The Uber app on a phone in NY.
The program's campus-based initiatives include creating dedicated pickup zones that are well-lit and have law enforcement close at hand. He also implored students to ask the driver, "What's my name?" before getting into the vehicle, since a legitimate ride-hailing service driver will know the name of the person who has requested the ride. Dedicated Pick-Up Zones and Campus Rides will be available at the University of SC, with the chance to expand to other colleges in the future. "Every time you take a trip with Uber, you can make sure you're getting into the right auto with the right driver by matching the license plate, vehicle make and model, and the driver photo with what's provided in the app", the company writes in a blog post. Both companies are highly sensitive to claims their platforms are unsafe for riders, and are racing to make the changes necessary to assure customers they're taking safety seriously. The push notification alert went live in Columbia on Thursday and will roll out nationwide in the upcoming days.
"We're also launching an awareness campaign on social media, and we're placing ads in college newspapers and on billboards near entertainment districts across the country to educate students about these steps", the company said in its blog post. I know the loss you feel is vast.
Uber is cracking down on fake rideshare drivers after a college student was murdered last month waiting for a pick up. "Our goal is to make checking your ride before you get in the auto synonymous with using Uber".