Uber, you were smart enough to use technology to get us to ride in your cabs. Now be smarter and extend the technology to keep us safe!

Dear Uber, OlaCabs, Taxi For Sure,

Our mobile phones and your apps helps us book a cab with you easily. #GPSTechnology helps you find out exactly where we are, so you can send us the closest cab.

Would it really be too difficult for you extend the functionality of your apps with some simple #SafetyFeatures to ensure that help arrives just as quickly?

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For example:

Have your cab-tracker trigger an #Alert if any cab is taking a #DifferentRoute -> #Call the driver and question his reasons. #Monitor those cabs and drivers more carefully.

– Get auto-notified if a cab is #OffTheGrid while on duty -> Send the next #ClosestCab in your network to #Investigate. Send two to be safe. Just don’t leave us stranded.

– Allow users to #Shake4Help, #PressPanic buttons, #Scream for help if they are in trouble or being accosted -> Send nearest #BackupCabs and drivers, and send alerts and #ContinuousGPS location to their #ICE contacts and #NearestPoliceStation

It’s not rocket science. There are dozens of safety apps out there and all the technology pieces exist. You simply need to integrate them into your car-booking application. Please?

You were smart enough to use technology to get us to ride in your cabs. Now be smarter and extend the technology to keep us safe.

Thank you for listening,

Komal Khilnani

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