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Uber said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake drivers, two weeks after the murder of a college student who got into her killer's car mistakenly believing it was her ride.
The features include steps to identify the right car and a push notification to remind riders of the 'Check Your Ride' steps just before their car arrives, the ride-hailing company said in a blog on Thursday.
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The features will go live in Columbia and South Carolina on Thursday and will roll out across the United States within few days.
The 21-year old victim Samantha Josephson was a South Carolina university student.
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'We were heartbroken by the recent crime committed by a fake rideshare driver in South Carolina,' Uber said in the blog post.
'While no words can alleviate the loss felt by the Josephson family, we are committed to continuing to take action to make our communities safer.'
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Uber's new campus safety initiative is part of its effort to help students avoid fake rideshare...
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