The American multinational transport company Uber began this Monday to offer its “account for teenagers”, which allows minors between the ages of 13 and 17 to travel alone in various cities in the United States.
These types of accounts can be create in a family profile by adding a teen.
The minor will be able to request their own trips and the parents or guardians will receive a notification each time it is done and will be able to follow up from the point of departure to the destination.
Uber explains on its website that the drivers in charge of make these trips will be only those who have “experience and high qualifications” and that all platform workers “must undergo a thorough background check.”
“If the teen user chooses to set it up, the audio recording feature will automatically turn on for each ride. They will also have access to security features during the trip, such as calling 911 (the Police), contacting the support team or reporting a problem through the application,” says the company.
Currently, this feature is available for 14 cities, including: Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and New York City and surrounding areas.
But the company wants to roll out teen accounts “in more locations soon.”