The world of ride-sharing is seeing a significant transformation with the introduction of the Black Wolf app. The brainchild of former private investigator and bodyguard Kerry KingBrown, Black Wolf is not just another ride-sharing platform but a security solution for passengers seeking an added layer of protection.
KingBrown designed Black Wolf to cater to various clientele – “corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals, celebrities, women, school kids, and regular people who want peace of mind in this crazy world,” as he put it. According to the Black Wolf website, the app offers several services, including armed drivers, unarmed drivers, and school shuttle drivers, ensuring every customer’s need is adequately met.
In a recent interview, KingBrown explained, “I kind of created this app to be very exclusive. I’m not competing with Uber, not competing with Lyft, because we have a different path. Our goal is to secure each rider.” The uniqueness of Black Wolf lies in its mission to enhance rider safety, an aspect that traditional ride-sharing platforms often neglect.
KingBrown’s vision for Black Wolf stems from his years of experience in the security industry. To execute this vision, he has been very particular about who gets to be a part of his team. “So I’ve made it known that those who’ve been in the security field, military, law enforcement, those are the guys who we are recruiting. Those are our top priorities, making sure that we are recruiting the right people for our clients and our riders.”
The Black Wolf application boasts an intuitive user interface, offering several choices to the rider from the get-go. With a simple tap, riders can select whether they want an armed driver or an unarmed one. For parents concerned about their kids’ safety on the school commute, the app provides the option to choose a school shuttle driver.
Ever since its launch, Black Wolf has been receiving a positive response, with potential clients from across the globe expressing interest in its unique services. KingBrown shared that he had inquiries from as far as Canada, Germany, and Switzerland. The app has already hit around 80,000 downloads within the first week of its launch, according to Atlanta News First.
KingBrown acknowledged the challenges posed by varying state gun laws but expressed confidence that his strategy of recruiting experienced public safety personnel would smooth the operations process. “In each state they have their own rules…and a good thing is we’ve been getting a lot of hits from a lot of our NYPD officers, which makes it a little bit easier.”
Black Wolf’s innovative approach to ride-sharing comes at a time when personal safety has become a growing concern due to rising crime rates. It’s a solution that promises unprecedented protection and peace of mind to anyone needing a lift. With Black Wolf, ride-sharing is not just about getting from one place to another – it’s about getting there safely.