Uber to introduce new safety features on app

Uber responded on Friday to safety concerns from its riders in India.

The San Francisco based ride sharing company says it will launch a panic button in its app for riders to notify police in case of an emergency.

A new safety net feature will also allow users to share trip details and their location with as many as five other people.

In January, a woman in India sued Uber for failing to properly screen its drivers. She claims she was raped.

The new features will be available in India starting next week.
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