Uber tightens security with dash cams

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Johannesburg, 08 March 2016 - For months, online taxi hailing service, Uber had been criticised for operating without a licence. It even got to a point where Uber drivers were threatened.

Johannesburg, 08 March 2016 - For months, online taxi hailing service, Uber had been criticised for operating without a licence. It even got to a point where Uber drivers were threatened.

WEB_PHOTO_UBER_080316.jpg

Johannesburg, 08 March 2016 - For months, online taxi hailing service, Uber had been criticised for operating without a licence. It even got to a point where Uber drivers were threatened.

Johannesburg, 08 March 2016 - For months, online taxi hailing service, Uber had been criticised for operating without a licence. It even got to a point where Uber drivers were threatened.

CAPE TOWN – Uber is testing ways to tighten security over the next month.

The ride-hailing app is now using a dash camera with a number of its Cape Town drivers.

The digital cameras, mounted on the dashboard, will record what happens in front of the car, as well as inside it.

Recently, there have been a number of criminal incidents involving the Uber service.

READ: Uber attacks: Two in court, one still at large

Besides appointing a new head of security for its Africa operations, the company also plans to update its app to improve driver and passenger safety.