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It now offers detailed information on Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, plus cities in other countries. For tracking your trip, the other person doesn't even need to download the app.

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The proposal would increase the tax on rides originating from the District for companies such as Uber and Lyft from 1 percent to 4.75 percent. If you find something bad while you ride, just tap the Emergency Button and you will get instant assistance of the emergency services. Right from booking your ride to reaching your destination, Uber has launched a spree of safety features which can give its riders a safe and smooth experience. If a rider uses Uber's emergency button in one of our pilot cities, their location and trip details will be automatically sent to the 911 dispatcher. This lets users connect to the nearby 911 centers. The company has resisted fingerprint-based background screening, which is preferred by law enforcement.

The FTC said Uber in November 2016 learned that intruders had again accessed consumer data the company stored on its third-party cloud provider's servers but did not disclose the incident for a year. (Previously, Uber only ran additional, annual background checks when legally required to.) "While no background check is flawless, our process is thorough, fair, and relevant to the work at hand", writes Khosrowshahi, who pledges to go even further.

The FTC said intruders used the access key to download from Uber's cloud storage unencrypted files containing more than 25 million names and email addresses, 22 million names and mobile phone numbers, and 600,000 names and driver's license numbers of U.S. Uber drivers and riders.

Annual reruns: In the past, Uber conducted background check reruns in jurisdictions where required.

He continued: "Autonomous is part of the solution, and I think in the long term is going to be a very important part of the solution of getting rid of vehicle ownership".

Uber has announced a new service similar to Airbnb, but for vehicles. Additionally, Uber to introduce new technology that continuously monitors new offenses by drivers towards the passengers during their rides. We will investigate and verify any potentially disqualifying information from public records, such as a new and pending charge for a DUI, to ensure the driver is still eligible to use Uber.

Uber is also adding Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of the US Homeland Security Department, as the chairman of its safety advisory board.