Ride-hailing app Uber has introduced a new face recognition feature to help secure passengers in South Africa.In the latest version of the app, the company has included a new security measure called Real-Time ID Check, which will require its drivers to occasionally send a selfie to Uber for verification purposes.The company then compares the picture sent to records of the driver, to allow said driver to operate the app.”This prevents fraud and protects drivers' accounts from being compromised,” the company writes on its official blog.”It also protects riders by building another layer of accountability into the app to ensure the right person is behind the wheel.”In the US, the firm first revealed plans for the Real-Time ID Check tool back last April, when it sent out email notifications to drivers informing them that they would soon be required to take occasional “clear, well-lit” selfies to match against the photo Uber has on file.Uber has also been testing the face-recognition solution in China.