Uber's SOS button will send live GPS updates to police in India
Uber added an “SOS” button to its app in India following the alleged rape of a passenger last year, and today Uber has announced plans to start improving that button in a significant way. Starting in the city Kolkata and potentially rolling out elsewhere, activating the SOS button will now send live GPS updates to local police, provide police with information on the driver, and send details on the passenger reporting the issue, in addition to initiating a phone call with the police as it initially did. That information, which should enable police to track an Uber vehicle, will appear on a display that Uber installs for the local police.
Uber says that it’s been testing the service in Kolkata and is now in “advanced discussions” with…
Source:: The Verge