Lyft adding safety features to its app

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UNITED STATES (WSYR-TV) — The rideshare company Lyft says it has issued an update on its safety features. The company said it is now making an in-app 911 feature available to riders and that it is planning to add a pop-up check-in that predicts when the rider may need help.

Lyft also says it has partnered with an anti-sexual assault nonprofit to create a mandatory safety exercise for drivers and applicants. The update comes at a time when the company tries to assure the public over its safety measures.

Last week, 14 women sued Lyft claiming the company mishandled their complaints against drivers.

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