A new car service marketed as “Uber For Kids” It’s called Shuddle. It was founded by Nick Allen, one of the guys behind Sidecar, a ride-sharing service like Uber and Lyft that connects drivers with passengers through a smartphone app. This service, however, is meant for (although not necessarily limited to) children, but would you put your kid in a Shuddle car? Obviously, the idea of entrusting a child to an unknown driver will give some parents pause.
That is why Shuddle only hires drivers with two references confirming that they have experience working with children. Most of the drivers are nannies, teachers and child-care providers; They also have to pass national and local background checks, a vehicle inspection, and a face-to-face interview and training process. Right now, the service is only available in San Francisco, but Allen plans to expand in the future. He originally got the idea watching parents order Uber cars for their kids. Companies like Uber and Lyft, he said, don’t have the insurance to cover passengers under the age of 18. Shuddle does: VIDEO