Uber’s new Beacon helps avoid car mix-ups and reminds you to wear your seatbelt
Uber is introducing an updated version of its colorful Beacon gadget, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission.
The digital display is meant to sit on the car’s dashboard, and will glow a specific color that riders chose in the app to help them find the right car in crowded situations. The Beacon’s digital display also reminds riders to wear their seat belt, close car doors gently, and exit curbside. The original Beacon first rolled out in 2016.
Here’s how Uber describes it:
It’s a hardware device that lets you find your rider easier, through satellite and sensor technologies, and also through colors that sync with the rider’s app. In addition, Beacon features a screen that communicates with your rider and…