Introducing Chariot, an Uber-Like App Exclusively for Women
The Boston-based startup only employs female drivers, too.
Too many headlines have been about Uber riders experiencing sexual abuse and harassment from drivers as of late, and a former driver for the ride-sharing app has taken the wheel into his own hands to come up with a solution. Michael Pelletz co-founded Chariot for Women to ensure their safety by exclusively serving them along with children. Despite receiving discrimination complaints, he and his wife Kelly — who is also the company’s president — are only hiring female drivers, all of whom must be fingerprinted and pass legal background checks. The app will also issue a “safe word” to each rider and driver for confirmation prior to the journey starting to further protect passengers against any unsafe situations.
Chariot for Women will officially launch next week in Boston.