There's also no surge pricing, transgender women are welcome as both drivers and passengers, and 2 percent of every fare will be donated to a "women-based" charity that customers can choose from a list.
This seems like a great idea, but it could have some problems
A lot of companies give lip service to women's safety, but it's not always the highest priority. Chariot for Women, though, bases its entire business model on helping women stay safer in a way that might actually work (as opposed to well-intentioned but ridiculous ideas like rape-prevention nail polish).
But how well it works will depend partly on how well it catches on. If women want to use the service but have to wait half an hour for a car because there aren't enough drivers, they'll probably turn to other services that have fewer safety protections.
There's also the fact that no background check is perfect, and that women can also be violent or creepy. Harassment complaints are no picnic for Uber, of course, but even one incident could easily be a public relations disaster for Chariot for Women. And while the service says it's trans-inclusive, there's the possibility a driver may mistakenly reject a trans passenger because the driver is transphobic or doesn't believe the passenger is a woman.