Service promises less stress, better safety for airport travel with kids in tow

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it comes to getting to and from Philadelphia International Airport, Uber and Lyft have new pint-sized competition in Kidmoto.

The app does one thing: "It connects passengers seeking car seats to drivers who provide the convenience of installed car seats for airport transportation," said CEO Nelson Nigel.

He says drivers are screened and given training as child car seat installers.

"We use a convertible car seat, which can manage an infant at five pounds," Nigel said.

The service accomodates kids up to about 80 pounds and who need a booster. There are five modes to pick from when reserving the sedan, minivan, or SUV.

"Once the parent chooses the option, the driver knows automatically how to harness the car seat and install it," Nigel said.

He says this specific knowledge is what sets Kidmoto drivers apart from other ride-hailing services. And it's only for rides to and from the airport.

"We're trying to provide a safer experience and a more convenient experience," Nigel said.