Uber is pushing for safer rides not just for you but also for your family. Not too long ago, they have introduced “Family Profiles”, which allows your spouse, parents and children use Uber using your assigned credit card. For greater peace of mind, they are now offering automated real-time tracking each time your family member gets on a Uber car.
Real-time tracking of Uber rides isn’t new. You can share your estimated time of arrival and current location to a contact of your choice but it is done manually for each trip. With this new feature for Family Profiles, the tracking feature will be enabled automatically and you as the main account holder will be notified when a loved one is on a trip. It’s great for parents as they will know where their kids are along with the vehicle details.
For those concerned about privacy, take note that this is only enabled for family profiles. Apart from live tracking, the head of the household will also receive the full receipt along with the trip details. That’s fair since he/she is paying for the trips. Family members that wish to ride under the radar may still do so with their personal or business accounts.