14They Track their Vehicles’ Locations
One of the main reasons for Uber receiving some negative press is that the entire operation is run on GPS. The cars have it and every ride is tracked from start to finish. While some have argued that this is a privacy concern, it does make for a safer ride.
The company knows where each car is at all times. Furthermore, they know when a passenger has been picked up and dropped off. While traditional cab drivers may use GPS technology to plan routes, the technology is used at their discretion and offers no additional safety to the occupant(s) of the vehicle. In some cities, cabs are GPS’d by their companies, but given that the Uber app uses GPS tech centrally, every car’s location is known, regardless of city or country.