Uber Unveils Revamped App With More Transit Options, Passenger Safety Features

Uber Unveils Revamped App With More Transit Options, Passenger Safety Features

HIGHLIGHTS
  • We want Uber to be the operating system for your everyday life: CEO
  • Rides, Eats and other options are displayed side-by-side in the new app
  • Uber has also ramped up security features

Uber on Thursday unveiled a revamped version of its smartphone app that weaves together services from shared rides to public transit schedules while adding more security features.

The new app is intended to let Uber users see, and ideally tap into the company’s array of options for getting around or having meals delivered.

“We want Uber to be the operating system for your everyday life: however you want to move around your city, and whatever you need, we want Uber to be your go-to app,” said Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi.

“Uber started with on-demand rides, but we’ve grown to offer access to everything from food delivery to electric bikes and scooters.”

Rides, Eats food delivery and other options are displayed side-by-side in the new application, which Uber said is being tested in hundreds of cities in the US and other countries.

Uber also ramped up security features, adding an option for people awaiting rides to receive four-digit codes they can ask drivers to confirm to be sure the vehicle they are about to get into is indeed the one sent for them by the service