Shuddle announced a new update to its ride-hailing service designed for children of busy parents: an app that lets kids as young as 7 summon a car themselves.
ShuddleMe, the app allows any smartphone-equipped kid who doesn’t need a booster seat schedule their own rides up to an hour ahead.
The ShuddleMe application is expected to engage children to orchestrate their own rides, while keeping parents’ control active — especially around mid-year, when children are out of school and frequently have moving calendars. Each time a child books a ride through ShuddleMe, the parents are requested to endorse it via the joint Shuddle application.
“The application is up to speed with all the moves tracked by [Shuddle],” Allen told BuzzFeed News. “The parents will get alerts when their children are picked up and dropped off, and they can also track the car rides”.