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Uber introduces new safety feature for drivers and riders in India

Uber introduces new safety feature for drivers and riders in India

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Sep 2015, 05:27 pm
Kolkata, Sept 24 (IBNS): Uber on Thursday announced a new tech innovation for drivers and riders in India with disguised phone numbers.
"We are deploying our disguised phone number technology in India. This ensures that all calls between riders and driver-partners are connected using anonymous phone numbers -- so both sides can communicate with each other to coordinate a pick-up without revealing their personal phone numbers. To learn more about how this technology will work, please visit http://newsroom.uber.com/india/2015/09/privacyandsecurity/," Uber said in a statement.

 "Our disguised phone number technology has been tested with hundreds of driver partners in cities across India and will roll out across India soon," it stated. 

Deval Delivala, Uber’s India Safety Lead, said: “We care deeply about the safety of our riders and drivers.  This new safety technology will help provide increased security before, during and after the ride.”


This is the latest in a number of important technology upgrades that have been rolled out in India recently.