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This article was published on February 11, 2015


Uber’s panic button is now live in India

Uber’s panic button is now live in India


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Uber has been in all kinds of trouble in India in the past year, but the company is looking to change that. It introduced enhanced background checks for drivers a few days ago and has now added two new safety features for passengers.

A new SOS button lets passengers taking a trip immediately contact local police. Users will need to tap the button and confirm the call.

Uber SOS

The second feature – Send Status – replaces Uber’s existing Share My ETA option. It sends live GPS information along with driver and vehicle details to up to five of the passenger’s contacts.

Send Status Uber

The new features are now live on Uber’s Android app and will soon arrive on iOS.

Safety Update: Introducing Two New In-app Features In India [Uber Blog]