A new feature in Uber’s Family Profiles will make sure that all of its passengers are as safe as possible.
With the new addition to the ride-hailing app, you can now check to see when your significant other gets back from work or monitor your children’s safe return from school.
Uber is now famously known for keeping an eye out for its older passengers, so the feature can also give peace of mind to users who want to track their elderly parents going to doctor’s appointments and back.
Meet Trip Tracker, the latest update brought by Uber to its Family Profiles feature. The app automatically sends you notifications, keeping you posted about the location of other members of your Family Profile in real time.
The new feature highlights once again Uber’s commitment to keeping everyone safe and satisfied with the services of the car-sharing company; the dedication applies to its passengers, as well as drivers.
According to Uber, “Trip Tracker deploys sophisticated technology” so that you can always check that your loved ones are safe on the company’s rides.
With the feature’s help, you can find out which time the family member got in the car and the route they’re taking, as well as receive notifications when they are about to arrive at their destination.
The upgrade is only available to users who have the latest version of the Uber app installed and a customized Family Profile. But don’t worry if you don’t have one yet; the profile is really easy to set up.
After you add your family members, the Uber app will automatically send a detailed list of notifications to the manager of the Family Profile (that’s you). If you think it’s necessary, your status as admin can also give you access to live tracking any trip.
In an attempt to make the transaction easy for the family members, the manager of the Family Profile is the one billed for the ride; the app also sends a copy of the receipt.
Uber’s blog post announced that the new feature can be accessed by all users globally. It means that you can check up on your family members whether or not you are on the same continent.
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