Uber Introduces SOS Button to Strengthen Rider Security

By: Meghan Young - Feb 11, 2015
References: uber & theverge
After a few reports of sexual abuse in India, Uber has introduced an SOS button to increase security for riders. Available as an in-app update, it will "allow users to share details of their rides with up to five contacts and to call the police using a new SOS button in case of an emergency," writes The Verge.

These contacts will be able to track the ride in real-time, which will make any driver think twice about taking advantage of his or her fare. Not to mention that the SOS button will provide a peace of mind to riders. It was created with the help of a "local team of specially-trained safety experts," according to a statement released by Uber last year.