Uber think its new in-app 911 feature, being tested in Denver this summer, could be a needed lifeline for passengers
Transportation tech giant Uber will pilot a new feature of its popular ride-sharing app in Denver this summer: 911 integration. Announced Thursday in a blog post by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the pilot program will rely on an emergency button that Uber will soon add to its mobile app. The button, which will be available to riders and drivers, will connect the user directly with emergency dispatchers if activated. In Denver, it will go one step farther, automatically sharing the vehicle’s location and trip details with dispatchers.