Uber is finding a way to keep riders from getting into an inappropriate vehicle. As of this current week, all travelers in the US and Canada will have the choice of providing a PIN code to their driver to confirm that they’re in the correct vehicle. Empower the component in your settings and you can require PIN confirmation for each ride, or only for night trips (9PM to 6AM). The excursion won’t formally begin until the driver enters the code.
The organization previously saw the component in September. As of recently, however, it was just accessible as a feature of a seven-city pilot that began in December.
While implicit, the component is obviously a reaction to the homicide of understudy Samantha Josephson, who entered an inappropriate vehicle subsequent to hailing a Uber. In spite of the fact that Uber has since quite a while ago showed the vehicle model and tag number of drivers subsequent to hailing them (it began sending message pop-ups with this impact in April), not every person focuses – and those that do may in any case jump in an inappropriate vehicle. PIN codes hypothetically forestall comparable catastrophes, in spite of the fact that the intentional nature may restrain use to individuals who are now wary about the vehicles they enter.