Teens will be able to use Uber with parental supervision and real-time tracking of the route. After many years requesting this service, the transport platform has announced one of its biggest updates at the presentation that has been held during the company's annual event.
Launching May 22 in more than a dozen cities across the US and Canada, the teen feature allows parents of children ages 13 to 17 to connect directly with drivers during a trip, make sure that only the best valued pick up their children and report problems. Likewise, drivers also have the option of giving up taking them.
On the other hand, the company is also debuting family profiles, which allow people to link multiple Uber accounts, so that users can receive real-time location updates and pay for trips and Uber Eats from a single account to do much more. streamline the process.
“We have designed accounts for teens with built-in security features that preserve privacy, such as route tracking and the ability to record audio,” said Uber. “In addition, live trip tracking allows parents to see the progress of the route so they know exactly where their teen is going and who is behind the wheel,” she says.
The CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, has pointed out that the new service has "incredible security features integrated from the booking experience to the end of the trip" in order to "be calm" with the aim of "helping to bring the madness what family life means in 2023”.
On the other hand, it has also guaranteed that "only experienced and highly qualified drivers will be eligible to complete trips with teenagers." In this way, Uber sets its sights on the adolescent market after a stage in which it did not contemplate this sector.