It just premiered on NY a service that many people consider discriminatory, although it can be very useful for women who, for religious or social reasons or simply out of fear, do not want to travel alone in a taxi driven by a man.
Is about SheTaxi, a mobile application that is in charge of locating vehicles driven by women. Do you want to know more information about this new service? Well, be very attentive to what we tell you next!
For women who do not want to travel with men
According to official data, less than 3% of the more than 100,000 limousine and taxi drivers in the Big Apple They are women, which can be a problem for women who do not want to travel alone with men. That is why SheTaxi emerged, which at the moment will only perform in New York, Westchester and Long Island.
Although at the moment it will only be available for mobile iPhone, it is expected that soon there will also be a version for phones with Android operating system. In addition, there are expansion plans to other cities, such as Washington, Miami or Chicago.
How does the app
One of the advantages of SheTaxi, which in New York will operate under the name of SheRides Due to the regulation of the word «taxi», it is that the passengers will be able to pay through it with a credit or debit card. For now, about 100 women have signed up for the initiative, who identify themselves thanks to pink scarves. But how does it work? Well, very simple! When any woman requests a taxi through the application, it is responsible for communicating it to a driver with the pink scarf.
What did you think of this application? Do you consider her discriminatory?
Women taxi drivers coming to New York (May 2021)
- New York, taxis