Updated: Feb 2
In an attempt to improve their safety record Uber will let riders and drivers record audio of their ride.
Uber will be testing the feature first in Brazil and Mexico in December. With hopes of eventually launching the technology here in the U.S., and other markets. There is currently no timeline for it to expand into other markets.
This feature will allow riders and drivers to opt into recording all trips or select trips. Neither riders nor drivers will be able to listen to recordings that are encrypted by Uber. If a user should have safety concern they can share the recording with Uber after the trip.