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Uber Launches New US Safety Features, Including A 'Panic Button'

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Uber Launches New US Safety Features, Including A 'Panic Button'
Uber's CEO announced a new package of safety features in April, including the ability to call 911 through the app.
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Uber's new safety features are now up and running for users in the U.S.

The tech company rolled out a series of new safety features Tuesday, including the so-called "panic button."

That button allows riders to call 911 through the app, and in some areas the app will also communicate the rider's GPS coordinates to emergency responders. 

Uber's CEO announced the changes in April. The company had already offered similar safety features in India.