Uber developing kids transportation service: Report

Kids could soon be “Ubering.”

The ride-hailing app has been reportedly developing an “Uber for kids” service for picking up and dropping off unaccompanied children, according to The Information citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the proposal.

The project is being developed by Zhenya Lindgardt, Uber’s customer engagement and business strategy chief, who has a team of 60 people working to develop new businesses using Uber’s platform, according to the Information…

A number of startups have attempted to start similar driving services for kids to combat the dilemma working parents face of picking up kids from school in the middle of the workday. Working mom-led startups such as HopSkipDrive, Zum and Kango have driven more than 1.4 million kids in 16,000 schools largely in California and throughout Colorado, Texas and Washington, D.C., the Associated Press reported.