Uber to collect neighbourhood data as new safety measure in India

Uber has announced its new neighbourhood safety measures in India in partnership with Safetipin, a smartphone app wherein Uber will let Safetipin's auditors ride along in New Delhi to collect data about neighborhoods.

ANI| Updated: Feb 24, 2015, 11:10 AM IST

Washington: Uber has announced its new neighbourhood safety measures in India in partnership with Safetipin, a smartphone app wherein Uber will let Safetipin's auditors ride along in New Delhi to collect data about neighborhoods.

According to the Verge, Uber will mount smartphones on vehicle exteriors to take images of roads, city conditions and gender diversity of the people in the picture.

The company said that Safetipin and Uber will then send the information to city governments and urban planners to suggest improvements in the region like adding street lights.

The partnership is launching the new measure in New Delhi where a woman was allegedly raped by one of the drivers of the company.