The emergency switch built into cars could be really useful when encountering violent crimes. The drawback is that if you are in front of the car, you first need to get into the car to report. The advantage is that the car gives you a certain type of protection against potential threats.
Trying to overcome the drawback, I ran into a Citizen app and 1st Incident Reporting
app. It's an app that gives you location-based notifications to help you avoid potentially dangerous situations, the ability to watch live videos of an incident, report incidents, follow your friends, etc. People say that the app used to give fast and reliable info on local events (before the news), but started to spread the fast news. This could be stopped if some local news channel integrates the "report event" option inside their app. That way a person can still report any event (crime) and it will be checked immediately by the app operators.
Considering the advantage of cars, if you want to stay protected after reporting a crime, you just enter the car.
What are the other advantages of an emergency switch built into cars compared to apps like Citizen?