- Uber has launched a feature for female drivers in Saudi Arabia which means they can block men from hailing their cab.
- The feature, which became active in April this year, is called “Women Preferred View,” and selects nearby passengers based on their gender.
- Drivers can toggle on and off whether male passengers come up on Uber’s Driver App.
- Uber developed the feature when they found 74% of Saudi female drivers did not want to pick up male passengers.
- Women gained the right to drive for the first time in June 2018, and since that time 2,000 women have registered to become taxi drivers.