Mobility apps with exclusive services for women are known as «Uber for women» and are available for Android and iPhone (iOS). Aiming at the safety and comfort of passengers, apps like Lady Driver, Femitaxi and Venuxx allow you to request races with female drivers by cell phone, reducing the risk of harassment and other uncomfortable situations.
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The exclusive apps for women still do not have similar availability to services like Uber, 99 and Cabify, which have greater reach at the national level, and are more present in the Southeast region. Check out, in the list below, six transport apps exclusive to the female audience.
Known as ‘Uber for women’, Lady Driver promises to be a safer app for female audiences – Photo: Ana Clara Frontelmo / TechTudo
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FemiTaxi was the first app launched with an exclusive service for women in Brazil – Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro
Launched in 2016, Femitaxi was the first female transport application with access in the national territory. Available for download from the Google Play Store and the App Store, the software can be used on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. The races, made exclusively by female drivers, can be requested in seven Brazilian cities: São Paulo, Campinas, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília and Goiânia.
The app has three types of services, which include immediate trips, schedules, and a mode of transportation for unaccompanied children. The application’s operating interface is very intuitive, and the payments for the races are made by credit cards, requiring registration before transport is requested.
Lady Driver allows to request trip with female driver – Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro
Lady Driver has been available for free download on Android and iPhone (iOS) devices since 2017, and the company’s goal is to make the right to come and go for its drivers and passengers safer. The idea of creating the app came after an episode of harassment suffered by the founder, inside a taxi requested by app.
The company maintains the so-called Lady’s Blog, which has tips on automotive maintenance. Men can participate in races on the app, but only as companions of female passengers. Lady Driver is only available in some cities in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, but using the app is quite simple and payments can be made by credit, debit or cash.
Garupa has an exclusive modality for women – Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro
Garupa was launched in 2017 in Rio Grande do Sul and can be downloaded for free on Android phones and iPhone (iOS). The mobility app also features exclusive services for women, children and pets, in addition to having a mode of delivery of objects and races with special prices for students and teachers. The interface resembles other mobility applications and is very intuitive. Payments can be made by credit card or prepaid.
Drive Girls is a recent and exclusive app for female passengers – Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro
Drive Girls is a mobility app for women available only in the city of São Carlos (SP). Its differential is a panic button that can be pressed if the driver feels that he is at risk. When triggered, the app contacts the Military Police and sends alert messages to online drivers near the location of the alert.
The app is available for free download on Android and iPhone phones (iOS), and also allows travel scheduling. Payment is made directly with the driver, and the value of the trip only begins to be counted when the passenger gets into the car. Being recent, the app presented some errors in the tests of the TechTudo, as a notification says that the «Drive Girls banner is not currently in operation» at the time of registration.
‘Uber for women’: Femini Driver is the exclusive mobility app for women in Porto Alegre – Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro
Femini Driver is an exclusive application for female drivers and passengers. Unlike Lady Driver, which accepts men as companions of users, the app works only with the transport of women. Its proposal is to strengthen female empowerment, offering a safer and more comfortable service to passengers.
The app is free, easy to use, has a simple layout and is available in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. You can download it on Android and iPhone (iOS) platforms and payments for races can be made in cash or card credit.
‘Female Uber’: Venuxx only allows women to take trips – Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro
The Venuxx, launched in 2017, has functions such as travel scheduling and specialized transportation for children, teenagers and the elderly, all made exclusively by women. The app is available for free download on Android and iPhone (iOS) platforms and features service availability in the cities of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre.
The software only allows the registration of women, and the payment of the races can be made by credit card, bank transfer or boleto. The «Book your trip» and «Call your driver» modes can only be paid with credit cards.
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