Toronto is about to get its own all-female ridesharing platform.
DriveHER, a locally based app, is designed to provide “safe and alternative rides for women by women within the Greater Toronto Area.”
The app is different being a “women-only rider and driver service” to hit the Toronto market, and the company has plans to expand across Canada.
“DriveHER eliminates a lot of the discomfort women may feel using existing platforms and provides drivers and passengers a sense of community unmatched by other apps,” said Aisha Addo, Founder of DriveHER, in a release.
The DriveHER app, which will be available on both Android and IOS platforms, includes a pre-scheduled rides feature.
Among its pillars are passenger safety, as well as empowerment.
“In Canada’s male-dominated taxi industry, men account for 85.1% of drivers. DriveHER is changing that by empowering women to get behind the wheel,” said the company.
DriverHER launches at noon on March 16.