In December 2012, News of a heinous crime with a 23-year-old physiotherapy student committed by six men on a bus in the capital territory of Delhi shocked the world and jolted the Indian legal system into reconsidering its protections for women.
At a time when women's safety is once again a hot topic of discussion amid violent rapes across India, A largest ride sharing companies released a report which says it received 2,936 sexual assault complaints in 2017 and 3,045 in 2018 from riders in the United States.
Most of the ride-hailing companies operate in a marketplace model, providing a quick and cheapest commute option leaving the safety of passengers in their own hands. Ridesharing drivers work as independent contractors rather than full-time employees, which makes drivers less likely to worry about losing their jobs if they commit a crime.
The provision of CCTV and alarm buttons may become useful only after a crime has already been committed. At Lizmotors we have developed an AI-powered cloud-connected device for vehicles. The device has multiple inbuilt sensors and cameras that constantly monitor the driver's and passengers' activities and provide real-time updates of the ride.