Uber has added a new enhanced safety feature which is easy to access on the home screen under "Safety Center" that allows you to contact 911 with the press of a button. The details of your trip will automatically be sent to the 911 dispatcher.
“We realize that a lot of situations and a lot of criminal activity arises when people think they’re not being watched,” Kansal said in an interview with The Verge. “And we just want to say that we’re turning the lights on. Part of turning the lights on is providing these features to both sides and also make sure we’re making the entire community aware of the presence of these features,” said Sachin Kansal, Uber’s director of product management.