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Uber adds ‘SOS button’ to app in India after woman’s alleged rape

 

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Uber has added an ‘SOS button’ for users in India

The news comes just two months after Uber came under intense scrutiny following the alleged rape of a woman by a New Delhi driver.

If pressed, the button will pull up a prompt to call local authorities. When the user confirms the action, the button automatically contacts police. The feature is available with an app update

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There is also an option to quickly send a status update to emergency contacts. This replaces the “Share my ETA” update and allows users to immediately contact five people they know (users select those contacts). All five will receive a link to view your trip progression in real time, according to Uber. There’s no SMS charge for the service …

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