Uber’s panic button can let cops in India know the place you’re

Uber's panic button can let cops in India know where you are

Earlier this yr, Uber launched an in-app panic button for individuals in India, which lets any consumer simply alert native police in case of an emergency. And now this security function is getting improved. The experience-sharing service introduced at present that the actual-time SOS alert can begin being accessed by regulation enforcement officers, permitting them to trace the precise location of a passenger who might require help throughout a visit. Beforehand, the panic button would solely join Uber customers with the cops over a telephone name, so that is designed to save lots of time for potential victims — and that would turn into life-saving.

Uber has been testing the brand new function within the metropolis of Kolkata, however the objective is to make it obtainable in lots of locations throughout India over the subsequent few weeks. What’s extra, the corporate says that will probably be bringing extra security options to different nations “within the coming months.” Let’s hope it occurs sooner somewhat than later.

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