Chicago — Uber revealed a new teens account feature, which allows teens between the ages of 13 to 17 to participate in ride share on their own. The parent or guardian will be able to track the location of the child remotely through the Uber app.
“Before a teen can request their first ride, they must complete a safety onboarding process that teaches them about the safety features that are available to them on every ride,” according to Uber’s website.
Parents or guardians have to create the teen account by adding an additional profile to their account. The new accounts include a unique PIN number that teens will give to their driver before the ride starts and in-app audio recording of the ride. A live-tracking feature also lets a parent follow the trips’ progress via the Uber app. Parents or guardians also have the ability to contact the driver as well as Uber’s support team.
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