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Uber announces changes after scrutiny over passenger safety

Among other features, passengers will be able to send real-time reports to Uber safety experts about uncomfortable situations that don’t necessarily require a call to emergency services. Users can also opt into a feature whereby a ride can only start once the driver has entered the PIN provided by the rider. They will begin rolling out in the U.S. in October, and in Canada in the coming months, Uber Canada spokesperson Josh McConnell told The Logic. In Canada, Uber is also adding bike-lane-dropoff alerts for cities outside Toronto and launching allergy filters and utensil opt-ins for its food-delivery app. (Washington Post, The Logic)

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