Folks who take an Uber in western Wisconsin could soon be on tape.
Uber yesterday announced plans to launch an audio recording feature for both riders and drivers in Eau Claire and La Crosse. Uber says it’s a safety feature that would allow people to record any incidents that may happen. The audio would be encrypted on the rider or driver’s phone. Uber has offered the recording feature in 70 cities across the country since 2019, but Eau Claire and La Crosse would be the first cities in Wisconsin where it’s available.