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Uber to introduce 'panic button' safety feature in India

New York: Uber says it's introducing two new safety features for riders in India in response to concerns about safety that followed a passenger reporting she had been raped by a driver.The San Francisco taxi

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: February 06, 2015 23:53 IST
uber to introduce panic button safety feature in india
uber to introduce panic button safety feature in india

New York: Uber says it's introducing two new safety features for riders in India in response to concerns about safety that followed a passenger reporting she had been raped by a driver.

The San Francisco taxi alternative company says it will launch a “panic button” in its ride-hailing app that allows riders to notify the police in case of an emergency, and a “safety net” feature that will allow users to share trip details and their location with as many as five other people.

Uber says it is also creating a local team that will respond to reports by riders and will get a notification when the panic button is pressed.The company says the new features will be available Wednesday. Uber did not say if the new features will be available in other countries.

 

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