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Uber Malaysia gets closer to key stakeholders via its Uber Safety Lab

By John Law - on 8 Aug 2017, 9:32am

Uber Malaysia gets closer to key stakeholders via its Uber Safety Lab

Uber Malaysia recently held its Uber Safety Lab sessions, which was attended by its key stakeholders.

The session was held in an effort by the company to continuously improve safety among riders and driver partners that are using the Uber app, as well as to work with the community in improving safety in transportation in the country.

The event was joined by representatives from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysia Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), Pemandu Associates (PEMANDU), Road Transport Department (JPJ), Road Safety Department (JKJR), Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), Persatuan Pengguna Pengguna Pengangkutan Awam Malaysia (4PAM) and University Malaya (UM).

During the session, Uber Malaysia had shared its approach to safety with the participants, with an emphasis on creating accountability and transparency that was previously impossible without today’s technology.

“We are thrilled at the positive response to The Uber Safety Lab, after announcing the initiative last month. At this first meeting, we had a robust, fruitful discussion to share our technology-driven approach to safety, while getting feedback directly from multiple government and NGO stakeholders at the same time. It is important for us to realise that safety is not just a priority for the e-hailing industry; it requires the cooperation of many parties. We are encouraged by this engagement and look forward to hosting the next Safety Lab soon,” Shahrul Shaari, Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Uber Malaysia commented.

“We believe there are endless ways and opportunities for technology to have a positive, transformative effect on Malaysia’s transportation ecosystem. This Uber Safety Lab will be a great forum for us to continuously engage our stakeholders and strengthen public confidence in e-hailing technology.”

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