Ride-sharing company Uber is expanding its 911 information sharing program to include southern New Jersey counties, so when a rider or driver uses the in-app emergency button to call 911 key trip details will be automatically sent to 911 dispatchers to use to respond in an emergency.
Uber first introduced the emergency button for riders and drivers in 2018 in select other locations in the United States. The feature shows GPS location and car details such as make, model, color, and license plate in the app so that when a rider or driver taps Uber’s emergency button to call 911, they can tell dispatchers that information.
This feature is now available in these New Jersey counties: Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Cumberland.
“At Uber, we believe technology can help make the roads safer than ever before,” Chad Dobbs, head of rides for Uber in New Jersey, said. “Every second counts in an emergency, and we want to make sure our users get help quickly with accurate information if faced with an emergency situation.”