NEW DELHI: Uber has confirmed that two major features, an in-app panic button and journey/location sharing, will be launched for customers in India on February 11.
The company earlier said that India was their first priority since the rape incident and that these features will be launched worldwide at a later date.
Uber also said that it will make driver background checks in India more stringent.
The taxi company said in a statement that its arrangement with First Advantage brings in additional layers of screening over and above the standard transport licensing process including address verification, a local criminal court search, and a national criminal database search.
After a six-week ban on its services in the wake of the rape incident, Uber finally resumed business in New Delhi last month.