Uber adds ’emergency assistance’ button as part of new Safety Toolkit

Ride-sharing company Uber is rolling out an ’emergency assistance’ button as part of a larger effort to increase security following numerous assaults involving drivers and passengers.

The button is a part of the app’s new Safety Toolkit and is represented by a shield icon in the bottom right corner of the map while a user is catching a ride. From there, the rider or driver can directly call 000. If selected, their real-time location

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