NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.
The development comes several weeks after University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was killed after getting into a car she had mistaken for the Uber ride she hailed.READ MORE: Funeral Today For Denton County Fire Marshal Roland Asebedo, Who Died From COVID-19 Complications
Uber said Thursday it would send a push notification to riders reminding them to check the driver and vehicle. The push alert will include the driver’s name, photo, license plate number and vehicle make and model.READ MORE: Haitian Migrants On Texas Border With Mexico Undeterred Plans To Expel Them
The ride-hailing giant is rolling out the feature first in South Carolina and later nationwide. No word when the feature will be available in North Texas.
Uber is also sending emails to every rider to outline the steps to make sure they’re getting into the right car.MORE NEWS: US Launches Mass Expulsion Of Haitian Migrants Who Crossed Into Texas Illegally
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