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


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 Read more…

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