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Uber launches safe ride-hailing accounts for teens in UAE, Saudi, Qatar, Jordan

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Uber has announced the launch of accounts for teenagers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Jordan.

The new feature allows parents to set up Uber accounts for their teens aged between 13 and 17 years old in an effort to help families with busy schedules to keep their children safe.

How to set up an Uber Teen Account

The process is simple – parents invite their teen through the Family Profile section of the Uber app.

How to set up an Uber Teens account
How to set up an Uber Teens account

Once the teen accepts and completes a mandatory safety onboarding, they can start requesting their own Uber rides with built-in parental supervision.

The platform has built various safety measures into the experience.

Some of the key safety features include:

  • Live trip tracking that allows parents to follow their teen’s ride in real-time
  • PIN verification to ensure teens get in the correct Uber with the right driver
  • RideCheck technology to detect unexpected trip issues
  • Optional audio recording of rides
  • Direct communication between parents and the teen’s driver
  • Only highly-rated, experienced drivers can receive teen trip requests

“Teen accounts are built with transparency in mind so that there are no surprises for parents, teens, or drivers. We’re thrilled to offer this innovative feature to families across the UAE, KSA, Qatar, and Jordan, with key safety features built into the heart of the experience,” said Pia Tabet, General Manager for the UAE, Qatar, and Jordan at Uber.

With Uber Teen Accounts, families gain flexibility for their on-the-go needs without compromising safety, the company said. Whether teens need a ride to an internship, sports practice, or home, parents can have peace of mind knowing where their child is and who is driving them every step of the way.

Source: Arabian Business

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