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Uber is testing video capture during rides in an effort to increase user safety. the beta phase of the test has commenced in select cities
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Uber is testing video capture during rides in an effort to increase user safety. Last year, the function was first introduced in three US cities.

On Thursday, the ride-hailing app said that drivers in certain cities would be able to capture video using their phones’ front-facing cameras via Uber’s Driver app.

In more than a dozen countries, the firm already allows riders and drivers to record audio in-app.

‘We’ve been researching the possibility to allow drivers to choose to record video using the front-facing camera on their smartphone, comparable to a dashcam,’ Uber said in a statement.

‘Many drivers today use standard dashcams, but they can be difficult to set up and can be expensive.

Uber’s video recording feature will be free and accessible through the Uber Driver app. Drivers can record both video and audio on every trip once it is activated. The front-facing camera has a view of the vehicle’s interior when mounted on a phone.

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