A revolutionary new APP that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure for beleaguered Uber drivers.
The APP, Aura – based on Geo-locating technology – already has a response network of 62 of South Africa’s best local and emergency response providers.
More than 1000 roaming response vehicles are fitted with an Aura responder device that instantly deploys them to Uber drivers under threat, in any location and at any time.
The Aura device is integrated with the Uber drivers’ APP. All that a driver in trouble has to do is press the button that sends all the driver’s details and location to Aura.
Once this information is received, a roaming security vehicle that is closest to the driver in distress is autonomously dispatched to assist.
The man behind the visionary idea is CEO Warren Myers, 32, who says his vision is to make security more effective, affordable and accessible by creating “disruptive and scalable technology”.
With extensive experience in the security industry – in the fields of technology and manpower, the Aura app was the next logical move.
Said Myers: “The aim is to aggregate resources thereby allowing responders from various vetted companies to act as a single force with just one goal: to get the best possible help to those in need, as quickly as possible.”
South Africa ranks as having with one of the highest crime rates in the world, yet citizens under attack are not always able to rely on the timely arrival of first responders.
Aura was designed to put an end to the dread of having to wait for help by providing a speedy response service.
Myers said he noticed that Uber was experiencing significant security issues across the country and would therefore benefit most from the national Aura response network.
“My mission is to make security more affordable and accessible. As an innovator and entrepreneur my main aim is to create disruptive technology based solutions that make good business sense, but that also – more importantly – make South Africa a safer place to live,” Myers said.