Uber Debuts ‘SafetyNet’ Feature In Connecticut

Uber insists it provides a safe service, and calls the SafetyNet feature a way that riders can easily and quickly notify a pre-selected group of five people about their trip. The information includes the route, the estimated time of arrival at the destination, and the driver’s first name and vehicle information. “With two taps of a button, riders can share their trip details with all of those contacts,” Uber said in a statement. “Riders no longer need an SMS plan on their phone to send their status to friends and family. Uber sends the link directly from our server, which means every rider — regardless of their phone plan — can rely on this feature.”