Uber launches safety toolkit in Bangladesh


DHAKA, Aug 28, 2018 (BSS) – Uber, a ride-sharing company, today announced
the launch of “Safety Toolkit” – a consolidated and comprehensive set of
features in-app for riders in Bangladesh, for building on the existing safety
features available to riders in the country.

Keeping technology at the heart of Uber’s approach, the safety toolkit is
aimed at improving both awareness and usage rates of some of the existing as
well as newly introduced features, said a press release.

Riders can access the safety toolkit on the home screen of the app from the
moment the driver accepts the trip through when the trip ends.

Commenting on the launch, Uber Product Management Director Sachin Kansal
said, “At Uber, safety is a top priority and we look towards harnessing
technology to solve for rider and driver safety concerns in more innovative

“The roll-out of Safety Toolkit to thousands of riders across Bangladesh is
an extension of this commitment to the community that we serve. We’ve updated
our platform to prioritize awareness and sensitization and make our safety
features more accessible and easier to use,” he added.

He said a key feature that Uber is introducing today as part of the Safety
Toolkit is ‘Trusted Contacts’, which offers riders the option to
automatically share all or selected late night trips with their family and
loved ones.