Chainarong Prasertthai

Uber is Unveiling a New Safety Feature #BrightBytes

With Katie Bright

September 18, 2019

Katie has all your Wednesday breaking news with Bright Bytes!

Uber is unveiling a new safety feature called RideCheck

  • It follows you along when you get into an Uber using GPS and sensors in your phone. 
  • So if you stop for a long period of time for one reason or another, the Uber app will check on you, and the driver.
  • If the app feels the need to check up on you and you indicate you need help, Uber's safety toolkit comes up, along with Uber assistance and emergency numbers. In some cases, you might get a call from a safety team member.

A Chicago neighborhood makes the top 10 in 'The Coolest Neighborhoods In The World' list

  • The list was compiled by Time Out, a global magazine publisher
  •  Pilsen neighborhood right here in Chicago is ranked at #10! 
  • Have you heard of these other neighborhoods? 
    • Arroios in Lisbon has taken the top spot. Peckham, London, Footscray in Melbourne, Ancoats in Manchester and Historic Filipino-town in Los Angeles 

The Devil Wears Prada (the beloved movie starring Oscar-winning actors Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep) is coming to Chicago as a musical!

  • It will be playing at The Nederlander Theatre starting on July 14, 2020, and will run until August 16
  •  Elton John is doing the show's music.

Just a reminder... Tickets on sale at 10 am this morning for our New Country Night Out at Joe's Live with Lee Brice! 

  • Proceeds go to St. Jude! 
  • Tickets are only $15! 

In Sports:

  • The Cubs lost to the Reds last night
  • White Sox lost to the Twins. 
  • Both teams play again tonight (9/18)