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Uber monitoring drivers in US in attempt to flag dangerous driving
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Uber monitoring drivers in US in attempt to flag dangerous driving

by the First Source News MediaJanuary 26, 2016

Exclusive: While monitoring drivers more closely could boost safety, interviews with current and former drivers suggested the effort could be a mixed blessing

has quietly begun monitoring the movements of some of its drivers in an experimental Texas-based pilot that is attempting to flag up dangerous driving.

Abrupt movements in a smartphone’s accelerometer, a movement sensor built into most smartphones, can show when a driver accelerates and brakes too quickly – consistent with driving too close to the car in front, or ‘tailgating’.

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