Uber has introduced a new safety feature that allows a family member to track where you’re going. Now when you’re using Uber’s Family Profile feature, the family account’s creator will receive a notification as soon as you start a trip; tapping it will bring them to a map inside the Uber app, showing where your ride is going in real time.
Uber already allows riders to share real-time maps of where they’re traveling, but they have to specifically choose to share it and select who they want to share it with. This feature, called Trip Tracker, simplifies that by always sending a tracking map to whoever in your family created your shared account.
Family accounts were launched by Uber two months ago. They allow up to 10 people to join a single account, which handles all payments. The feature is aimed at families, and to comfort parents when their kids are out on a ride