Uber rolls out panic button


Uber rolls out panic button

“While no one should ever have to call 911 when using Uber, no form of transportation is 100 percent free of incidents,” CEO Dana Khosrowshahi wrote in a blog post at the time. “If ever faced with an emergency situation, we want to help you get the help you need.”

In most cities, the app will display the rider’s location, which updates in real time, so they can relay their location to 911 operators.

Uber rolls out panic button

UBERPHOTO: The Uber application now has a panic button that sends your location to 911.

Women accusing Uber drivers of sexual assault demand their stories be heard in court, not arbitration

Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona, restarting in Pittsburgh

In a handful of cities participating in a pilot program — Denver, Charleston, Chattanooga, Naples, Tri-Cities, Louisville, and, in the next few days, Nashville — the app will automatically transmit location information and vehicle details, including color, make, model, year, and licence plate number, to emergency dispatchers.

“Every second counts in an emergency,” Sachin Kansal, Uber’s Director of Safety Products, said in a statement to ABC. “We want to make sure our users get help quickly with accurate information if faced with an emergency situation.”

Sourse: abcnews.go.com

Uber rolls out panic button

0.00 (0%) 0 votes


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here