"The company's incredibly important to the world, and we have some incredibly talented technologists out there", he said.
Sen. Warren Tells Cabinet: 'Do Your Job,' Remove President Trump
Dan Coats says speculation that either he or his top deputy wrote the op-ed is "patently false. Geoff Diehl said Warren has a "radical agenda" and wants to "plunge the country into chaos".
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been overseeing Uber for a year and says safety is a priority. If it senses an accident, the passenger will be sent questions to confirm there has been a crash, and it will prompt a 911 call.
The ride-hailing company will soon start testing voice controls for drivers, an insurance hub, and will add an emergency button for the driver version of its app (the feature is only available for riders at the moment). The feature will let drivers use voice commands to accept trips and communicate with customers, so they can keep their eyes on the road. Riders can also request trips using cross-streets instead of an exact street address.
Among the other features launched is one that improves rider safety by concealing specific pickup and drop off addresses. Drivers will also only see the "general area" of the beginning and end point of a trip after it ends.
Cebu town police chief sacked after Mayor Blanco killing
Blanco had reportedly been taking precautions since Duterte publically named him as a narco-politician in 2016, The Inquirer said. Blanco had been identified by Duterte as among the politicians who are allegedly involved in the illegal-drugs trade.
The move is created to deter riders from displaying poor Uber behavior, such as not turning up at pick-up spots, or leaving rubbish in cars at the end of their journey, according to the BBC.
The research division will be a part of Uber after the initial public offering, but it will also partner with other companies that are working on self-driving cars.
"We want Uber to be the safest transportation platform on the planet", Khosrowshahi said in his introduction Wednesday.
Samsung confirms foldable phone for this year
The South Korean company has recently released devices with great features but we could soon see something we haven't seen before. The third screen is located on the opposite side and allows you to access certain functions when the phone is folded.
In a separate blog post, Uber said the best way to ensure you maintain a high rider rating is to not ask drivers to break the law to get you to your destination faster than the law allows, be courteous and don't mess up the vehicle with smelly food or by spilling drinks.