A new mobility app for taxis, EyeSafe, will be launching in Thurrock with an event at Lakeside on Saturday.

EyeSafe, which works through a phone app, prides itself on being “dedicated to its drivers and riders” prioritising safety.

The app is similar to Uber, but allows riders to pick their driver and add special conditions to the ride – including bringing a pet.

The app is designed to focus on the rider, and allows you to choose the sex of your driver. 

There will be VR games, competitions and face painting for kids at the launch on Saturday. 

For more information, or to download the app, visit www.eyesafe.london.