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Uber, the ride-hailing giant, is adding a new audio recording feature in Kenya to improve safety for riders and drivers. The feature, which is currently available in more than a dozen countries around the world, allows riders and drivers to record audio during trips.

To use the feature, riders, and drivers must first enable it in the Safety Toolkit in the Uber app. Once enabled, the user can tap the blue shield icon on the map screen and hit “Start” on the “Record Audio” option. The recording can be started or stopped at any point during the trip and will automatically stop recording shortly after the trip is completed unless manually stopped by the user.

Audio recordings are automatically encrypted and stored on the user’s device. No one will be able to listen to the recording, including Uber unless a driver or rider submits a safety report to Uber and attaches the encrypted audio file. At that time, the file will be decrypted and a trained safety agent will be able to review the submitted audio. The audio, along with other incident information, can help Uber determine the best course of action.

The addition of the audio recording feature is a significant step forward for Uber’s safety efforts in Kenya. The feature gives riders and drivers a way to document their experiences and provide Uber with more information to investigate incidents. This can help to ensure that riders and drivers are safe and that any incidents are dealt with promptly and effectively.

How the Audio Recording Feature Works

The audio recording feature in Uber works by using the device’s microphone to record audio during a trip. The recording is automatically encrypted and stored on the user’s device. If a rider or driver submits a safety report to Uber, the encrypted audio file can be attached to the report. The file will then be decrypted and reviewed by a trained safety agent.

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Privacy Concerns

Some people have raised privacy concerns about the audio recording feature. However, Uber has said that the feature is designed to be used only in the event of a safety incident. The audio recordings are encrypted and stored on the user’s device, and they cannot be accessed by Uber without the user’s consent.

Benefits of the Audio Recording Feature

The audio recording feature has a number of potential benefits for riders and drivers, including:

  • It can provide riders and drivers with a way to document their experiences and provide Uber with more information to investigate incidents.
  • It can help to deter bad behavior by riders and drivers.
  • It can help to ensure that riders and drivers are safe.

Conclusion

The addition of the audio recording feature is a significant step forward for Uber’s safety efforts in Kenya. The feature gives riders and drivers a way to document their experiences and provide Uber with more information to investigate incidents. This can help to ensure that riders and drivers are safe and that any incidents are dealt with promptly and effectively.

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