Uber’s food delivery network, Uber Eats has launched its Delivery Partner Safety Toolkit here in India. The Driver Safety Toolkit is a comprehensive set of in-app safety features for Uber Eats Delivery Partner. This was announced with the objective of offering a safer experience for everyone and to create an environment of mutual respect. This feature is already available for Uber driver partners in India. Uber Eats has introduced features including benefits of ridesharing such as tracking every trip with GPS while delivering using the Uber Eats app, as well as an emergency button.The Delivery Partner Safety Toolkit includes:
- Share Trip allows them to share their location with their loved ones as they deliver. One can now share whereabouts and trip status all right from the Uber Eats app. Uber will also launch new safety controls that allow delivery partners to more easily Share Trip and customize their trip sharing preferences. Also, with Trusted Contacts feature in the app where you can pre-load up to five contacts whom you would like to share your whereabouts with regularly.
- The emergency button gives delivery partners an option to connect directly to law enforcement through the app in event of an unwanted emergency.
- Speed Limit feature will alert when a delivery partner exceed the posted speed so that they can ride at safe speeds for their personal safety as well as others on the road.
All these features will be a part of a larger Safety Toolkit in the app, giving delivery partners access to all possible protective and preventive measures under the shield icon.
Commenting on the launch, Bhavik Rathod, Head of Uber Eats, India, said “At Uber Eats, delivery partners are at the heart of our business. Since our launch in India, safety has been one of our top priorities. With the aim to reiterate our commitment to the safety of all our delivery partners, we’ve updated features within the app to make every trip safer and more reliable. The rollout of this toolkit is the next step in ensuring we’re helping all the delivery partners stay connected and safe. We understand that our delivery partners work hard to serve the users of the Uber Eats app. We want delivery partners to have sustainable earning opportunities along with the peace of mind when they use Uber Eats and hope these new features make it clear that we’ve got their back.”
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