After Alleged Rape In New Delhi, Uber Lays Out Additional Safety Measures In India

TechCrunch

Following an incident in which one of its drivers allegedly raped a female passenger in New Delhi, ride-hailing company Uber has announced additional safety measures it is taking in India. Those precautions were announced ahead of a hearing that the local Transport Department will be having on Monday to determine whether Uber and other mobile transportation services should be allowed to operate there.

Last month, Uber came under scrutiny in New Delhi after a driver for the service was arrested and charged with rape. While the company said it was cooperating with local authorities following the incident, its service was quickly banned by the local government, along with other similar apps. As a result, Uber suspended its service there while reviewing its operations in the market.

Uber has long touted its trust and safety features, which typically include background and driver checks, as well as transparency…

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