Authorities in Florida said they arrested a Tennessee man accused of abducting an Uber driver, who jumped out of the moving car in Georgia.
Uber said it will require drivers to take a selfie in the app to enforce the rule.
A flat 50-cent tax could soon be waiting outside for Georgians looking to hail a ride.
Users of ride-hailing services, taxis and limousines in Georgia would pay a tax of 50 cents per ride under a measure moving forward in the state Senate.
Dozens of Atlanta-based Uber drivers attended a training session with Georgia’s first lady Marty Kemp, to learn how to recognize and report human trafficking.
Uber has multiple systems in place that prioritize rider safety but the app can now track and send your exact location to Atlanta Police dispatch in case of an emergency.
In a statement, Uber said Kalanick is leaving the board to focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors.