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Uber Responds To Sexual Assault Allegations With Planned Panic Button

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — After recent sexual assault allegations, ride-sharing company Uber is rolling out a panic button. The safety feature launched this week in India, but it's expected to roll out to other countries and cities in the coming months.

The popular ride-sharing company has recently come under fire after drivers in places such as India and Los Angeles have been accused of raping passengers.

The panic button will allow passengers to alert police if they are in trouble with one tap of a button.

Uber says the safety upgrades will also feature a safety net where users allow certain friends or family members to track them during their

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