Uber Adding 'Panic Button' in Chicago
Uber plans to add a panic button to its mobile app in Chicago that users can press to alert police if they feel threatened.
Uber’s Midwest Regional Manager Andrew Macdonald said it would happen in the “next several months,” reported the Chicago Sun Times.
The panic button was first implemented in India earlier this month following rape allegations against an Uber driver.
First-time users in Illinois, since January, also get a safety lesson in how to use Uber in the form of a screen pop-up on the app.