Hands-Free Pickups. Few days after the Supreme Court directed the centre on Wednesday that the app-based transport service providers be regulated to ensure the safety of women commuters, a woman in Bangalore claimed that the safety button on Uber app is flawed. From an in-app 9-1-1 button, to more ways to let loved ones track your ride, Uber has announced it will be rolling out a variety of new safety features. Ride-hailing service Uber has introduced a new “911 button” on its app to allow riders to easily call for help in emergencies. Uber Technologies said on Thursday it unveiled new safety features including an emergency button that will connect US riders directly to 911. Uber on Tuesday confirmed to PCMag that the 911 button it announced in April is now available for all US riders. We expect to expand this technology to additional scenarios in the future. A key part of staying safe is a seamless pickup. It wasn’t until years later that Uber began adding safety features to its app, such as an emergency button to call 911. Trust your instincts and use your best judgment when requesting a ride with Uber. … You can access this feature when you're on a trip by tapping the new safety … Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of the ride-hailing company, announced it last month as part of the company's improved safety … You'll find that button in the app's new safety toolkit. If you ever feel that you’re in an urgent situation, you can call 911 by using the Emergency Button located in your app. Driver Safety. Uber director of safety products Sachin Kansal said in a phone call that the 911 button is "one of those features where I want engagement to be low." Uber is adding safety features it resisted for years Uber will add a “911” button and bolster driver screenings, according to an announcement from CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Thursday. She reported that not only did the driver misbehave with her but also abandoned her in the middle of the road in the dark of Saturday night. Anytime you call emergency services from the Uber app, the app provides you with your real-time location and trip details that you can share with the dispatcher. Uber has begun rolling out an emergency button in its mobile app. They can let us know through the app that all is well, or take other actions like using the emergency button or reporting the issue to Uber’s critical safety line. The safety toolkit is accessible from the app's home screen while you're riding in an Uber.