Uber And Lyft Launch New Safety Features After Multiple Lawsuits | NBC News Now

September 12, 2019 posted by


ABSOLUTELY HEART BROKEN. THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIS THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIS MESSAGE WITH US. MESSAGE WITH US.>>THANKS, ALISON.>>THANKS, ALISON.>>>LAST WEEK 14 WOMEN SUED LYFT>>>LAST WEEK 14 WOMEN SUED LYFT ALLEGING THE COMPANY DID NOT ALLEGING THE COMPANY DID NOT ADDRESS WHAT THEY CALL A SEXUAL ADDRESS WHAT THEY CALL A SEXUAL PREDATOR CRISIS AMONG ITS PREDATOR CRISIS AMONG ITS DRIVERS. DRIVERS. UBER HAS ALSO FACED A NUMBER OF UBER HAS ALSO FACED A NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ABUSE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ABUSE LAWSUITS. LAWSUITS. IN RESPONSE THOSE COMPANIES WILL IN RESPONSE THOSE COMPANIES WILL ROLL OUT SOME NEW SAFETY ROLL OUT SOME NEW SAFETY FEATURES TO ADDRESS THE GROWING FEATURES TO ADDRESS THE GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT CONCERNS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT BY DRIVERS AND AND HARASSMENT BY DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS. PASSENGERS. WE GOT A PREVIEW OF SOME OF THAT WE GOT A PREVIEW OF SOME OF THAT TECHNOLOGY AND TESTED IT OUT. TECHNOLOGY AND TESTED IT OUT.>>SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A VERY,>>SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A VERY, VERY SERIOUS ISSUE. VERY SERIOUS ISSUE.>>Reporter: AND NOW UBER AND>>Reporter: AND NOW UBER AND LYFT ARE CHANGING THEIR PLATFORM LYFT ARE CHANGING THEIR PLATFORM AS LAWSUITS, PROSECUTIONS AND AS LAWSUITS, PROSECUTIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA REVEAL COMPLAINTS SOCIAL MEDIA REVEAL COMPLAINTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT BY PASSENGERS. BY PASSENGERS. LYFT ANNOUNCING NEW SAFETY LYFT ANNOUNCING NEW SAFETY FEATURES, SIMILAR TO THOSE FEATURES, SIMILAR TO THOSE ROLLED OUT BY UBER. ROLLED OUT BY UBER.>>WE HAVE ALL BEEN WORKING ON>>WE HAVE ALL BEEN WORKING ON HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE OUR PLATFORM SAFER. OUR PLATFORM SAFER.>>Reporter: THIS DRIVER SAYS>>Reporter: THIS DRIVER SAYS BEING GROPED IS ALMOST PART OF BEING GROPED IS ALMOST PART OF THE JOB. THE JOB.>>FOR A PASSENGER TO PUT THEIR>>FOR A PASSENGER TO PUT THEIR HAND BETWEEN MY LEGS IS NOT HAND BETWEEN MY LEGS IS NOT UNCOMMON. UNCOMMON. WITHIN THE FOUR YEARS AND A WITHIN THE FOUR YEARS AND A COUPLE MONTHS OF DRIVING, I COUPLE MONTHS OF DRIVING, I WOULD SAY THAT IT HAS HAPPENED WOULD SAY THAT IT HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 20 TIMES. AT LEAST 20 TIMES.>>Reporter: 20 TIMES?>>Reporter: 20 TIMES?>>I HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT>>I HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. HAPPENS.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS SHE>>Reporter: SHE SAYS SHE REPORTED BEING GROPED. REPORTED BEING GROPED. UBER SAYS IT’S UPDATED ITS UBER SAYS IT’S UPDATED ITS PROCEDURE. PROCEDURE. UBER WILL SEND OUT AN ALERT WHEN UBER WILL SEND OUT AN ALERT WHEN IT DETECTS UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR LIKE IT DETECTS UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR LIKE AN UNEXPECTED STOP. AN UNEXPECTED STOP.>>CAN I ASK YOU TO PULL OVER IN>>CAN I ASK YOU TO PULL OVER IN THIS PARK? THIS PARK? NOW THAT WE’RE STOPPED WE’LL SEE NOW THAT WE’RE STOPPED WE’LL SEE IF THE SYSTEM DETECTS HOW WEIRD IF THE SYSTEM DETECTS HOW WEIRD THIS STOP IS AND SEE IF IT THIS STOP IS AND SEE IF IT CHECKS IN WITH BOTH OF US. CHECKS IN WITH BOTH OF US. I CAN CALL 911, CALL THE UBER I CAN CALL 911, CALL THE UBER SAFETY LINE IF I WANT TO, REPORT SAFETY LINE IF I WANT TO, REPORT A CRASH OR I CAN SHARE THE TRIP A CRASH OR I CAN SHARE THE TRIP WITH SOMEONE IDENTIFY APPOINTED WITH SOMEONE IDENTIFY APPOINTED AS A TRUSTED ALLY IN ORDER TO AS A TRUSTED ALLY IN ORDER TO ALERT THEM AS TO WHERE I AM. ALERT THEM AS TO WHERE I AM.>>Reporter: LYFT SAYS IT ROLLED>>Reporter: LYFT SAYS IT ROLLED OUT A SIMILAR CONCEPT BY THE END OUT A SIMILAR CONCEPT BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND BOTH COMPANIES OF THE YEAR AND BOTH COMPANIES SAY RIDERS WHO VIOLATE COMMUNITY SAY RIDERS WHO VIOLATE COMMUNITY GUIDELINES MIGHT BE KICKED OFF GUIDELINES MIGHT BE KICKED OFF THE PLATFORM, WHICH IS A BIG THE PLATFORM, WHICH IS A BIG STEP FOR A COMPANY THAT DEPENDS STEP FOR A COMPANY THAT DEPENDS ON PAYING PASSENGERS. ON PAYING PASSENGERS. CASES ARE HANDLED IN ARIZONA. CASES ARE HANDLED IN ARIZONA.>>WE HAD A REPORT THAT PHYSICAL>>WE HAD A REPORT THAT PHYSICAL TOUCHING HAPPENED. TOUCHING HAPPENED.>>Reporter: INVESTIGATORS>>Reporter: INVESTIGATORS RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING FOR RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING FOR THESE CASE, THE MOST SERIOUS THESE CASE, THE MOST SERIOUS UBER GETS. UBER GETS. A FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO NOW A FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO NOW RUNS UBER’S GLOBAL WOMEN’S RUNS UBER’S GLOBAL WOMEN’S SAFETY PROGRAM SAYS PASSENGERS SAFETY PROGRAM SAYS PASSENGERS AND DRIVERS ARE INVESTIGATED AND DRIVERS ARE INVESTIGATED USING STRICT PROTOCOL. USING STRICT PROTOCOL.>>SEXUAL ASSAULT, THEY’RE OFF>>SEXUAL ASSAULT, THEY’RE OFF THE PLATFORM. THE PLATFORM. IT MAY BE LOWER LEVEL LIKE AN IT MAY BE LOWER LEVEL LIKE AN INAPPROPRIATE CONVERSATION BUT INAPPROPRIATE CONVERSATION BUT WE’RE ALSO GOING TO ATTACH THAT

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9 Replies to “Uber And Lyft Launch New Safety Features After Multiple Lawsuits | NBC News Now”

  1. bagamudo says:

    Two modern-day slavery companies the way they treat their drivers

  2. Mr Big says:

    That fat bicth is ugly who will grab her

  3. Stanislav N says:

    20 times… yeah

  4. Dave Franklin says:

    What a perfect job for sexual predators.

  5. The Homelander says:

    I dated a carnival chick she gave me a rash for 4 years

  6. Cranjis McBasketball says:

    I'm glad that I have a car and don't party so I don't have to deal with this. If I drove for a company and was harrassed/groped/assaulted, I'd find another career.

  7. john lerner says:

    UBER IS NOTHING BUT A PONZI RUN BY CON ARTIST CRIMINALS WHO LIE, CHEAT, STEAL, ROB, AND BANKRUPT EVERYTHING AROUND IT.

    IF IBER IS NOT MAKING ANY MONEY, HOW CAN THEY SPEND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CASH TO FIGHT CALIFORNIA SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO ROB, CHEAT, Steal, LIE, FAKE MILES, FAKE SURGES, FAKE WHAT CUSTOMERS PAY, PAY ZERO GAS COSTS WHILE BANKRUPTING DRIVERS. UBER IS A DOMESTIC TERRORIST CRIMINAL GROUP!

  8. MonasticSolace says:

    Tracey Breeden certainly ain't breeden with men. BWAHAHAHAHA.

  9. MonasticSolace says:

    What do you expect when you pick up drunk men from a nightclub at 2 AM?

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