Uber announced the partnership earlier today.
“By working together with SafetiPin on this cross-border initiative we hope to provide local communities with the technologies to enable them to travel more safely around their cities,” Kaitlin Freedman, Operations Manager, Uber Nairobi said in a statement to TechCabal.
Uber and SafetiPin collaboration was born in New Delhi, India, and the pilot project rolled out in the same location on February 25. The aim is to cover approximately 20,000 KM of city roads and areas.
“We are delighted to have Uber’s participation and support in key cities around the world. This association will provide us with a much larger data set that would otherwise not have been possible,” said Ashish Basu, Founder of SafetiPin.
SafetiPin collects data of locations based on parameters that together contribute to the perception of safety by measuring actual location conditions in order to generate a safety score for an area. The information is supplemented with comments and photographs from real users and trained safety auditors.