Uber can be considered one of the best and worse things that has happened for us. One on hand you can get from point A to point B with the touch of a buttom, but also you risk being in dangerous situations with random drivers.
To ensure safety of passengers, Uber has just created a 911 app calling feature. It allows for customers to be in instant communication with law enforcement.
Officers will be able to be dispatched right to your location, and if needed, there is an option to send details of your trip to a trusted contact.
At the moment, the feature is not available in all cities, but they are working on bringing it everywhere.