Women who are employed have to hire private drivers to get to and from work, or use ride-hailing services like Uber or Careem to get around, which eats up much of their pay.
Lifting the ban will have an effect on the ride-sharing services that operate in the kingdom.
In recent years, many Saudi women have come to depend on the app-based companies to gain freedom of movement.
At the time, Uber executives expressed support for allowing women to drive, but did not state explicitly whether they planned to hire women drivers.
“We've always said that women should be allowed to drive,” an Uber spokesperson said today.
The app’s video and voice chat functions, along with similar service imo, now can’t be used in the country because of “regulations”.
It isn’t clear exactly why the features have been blocked in the country.
The current ban is a result of a religious issued in 1990, which prohibited women from driving within the borders of the kingdom.