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Uber may be bugging you soon!

Uber will test the audio recording security device in its vehicles in the United States! The system had already been tested in Latin America.

The company Uber announced that she was going to launch a program optional audio recording in three U.S. cities to enhance security, allowing drivers and passengers to send trip records to Uber in the event of a security incident.

A measure to strengthen security

Uber revealed at the end of 2019 that it had received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assault and near 107 road deaths. All of this, on 2.3 billion trips in the United States in 2017 and 2018. The recording function aims to provide drivers and passengers with additional security if they feel uncomfortable and to empower users. to submit proof of how a situation unfolded, the US company said.

The audio recording feature was launched in Latin America two years ago and is available in 14 countries in the region, but will be rolled out in the United States for the first time later this year. Launched in Kansas City, Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky, and Raleigh-Durham, NC, drivers and passengers will be able to choose audio recording for individual trips

directly through the app. Drivers will be alerted by a banner in the app if their drivers are likely to save a trip and can cancel if they’re uncomfortable, Uber said.

Security and privacy at the heart of Uber

« Encrypted recordings are stored in the Uber app and users are unable to play them“Said Mr. Kansal, product manager for the brand. ” In the event of a security incident, users who complete a security report can send the recording to Uber staff who can decrypt it.“, Also clarified Mr. Kansal.

A spokeswoman said the company was awaiting full-year traffic fatality data from U.S. regulators in order to finalize its safety report for the years 2019 and 2020.

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