Lyft has added escort service escorts to its ride-hailing app.
The company announced the new feature in an update on Thursday, calling the new service “a way to make our drivers feel comfortable and safe on the road.”
The Lyft app now allows drivers to choose between a car escort or a ride-for-hire escort.
When a driver selects a ride for hire escort, Lyft will take a percentage of the fare, with the company taking a cut of the overall cost of the ride.
The escort service will be available in both black and white for rides with Lyft drivers.
The Lyft app is available in the U.S. and Canada.
“We are committed to making our drivers as comfortable as possible, but we also want to make sure we’re not hurting the riders,” Lyft said in a statement.
“Our escort service allows drivers the ability to take home a safe, private ride in a car, and Lyft is committed to ensuring that the safety and privacy of our drivers is protected.”
Lyft is looking to expand its escort service to more cities in the coming months.
“The Lyft escort service is available for Lyft users in the United States, Canada, and in a handful of European cities,” Lyft’s Chief Security Officer Michael Zullo said in the statement.