The Australian rideshare market continues to heat up, with Chinese player Didi Chuxing today announcing it’s set to launch in Melbourne later this month.
Automotive giant Daimler has led a US$175 million ($231 million) funding round for Estonian rideshare startup Taxify, bringing the company’s valuation to US$1 billion.
A carpooling service that gets riders heading in the same direction into the same car, the company first launched its UberPool offering in the US in 2014.
Estonia-founded rideshare company Taxify has launched in Australia, naming Zomato’s former head of growth and partnerships, Samuel Raciti its local country manager.
A new player in the ridesharing place looking to tackle the issue of sure pricing to benefit both drivers and passengers is Hi Oscar.
Last December, Rani decided to make some extra money on the side by becoming an Uber driver. After a few weeks, she gave up her full time job in favour of driving every day. “I’d had enough of my last job so I thought I’d give Uber a go,” she laughed. “People thought I was […]
Shebah is a rideshare service for female-identifying drivers and passengers only, with boys to the age of 12 travelling with a woman welcome.
The main difference between Hop and the other players is in the cars drivers use, with Hop connecting drivers to Hertz rental cars. Through this partnership, drivers pay to rent a car from Hop and then keep 100 percent of all fares.
Uber has today announced a partnership with Sydney trip planning startup SkedGo to complement its ridesharing trips with public transport routes. The partnership will see Uber creating a more seamless journey for customers planning and booking door-to-door multimodal trips.
The Victorian government is moving to regulate ridesharing, with Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announcing that she will be working with Sex Party leader Fiona Patten to develop a framework for rideshare services that “works for Victoria”.
Australian on-demand ridesharing startup GoCatch has announced David Holmes as new CEO as cofounder and former CEO Ned Moorfield departs for new opportunities in the US.
The South Australian Government has announced that it is regulating ridesharing services, giving the go ahead to startups like goCatch and Uber to offer their services as of July 1.
Australian taxi booking startup goCatch has thrown its hat into the ring against Uber, today unveiling its new rideshare offering goCar for passengers in Sydney’s CBD, inner west, and eastern suburbs. Integrated into the goCatch taxi app, the new service will be virtually identical to UberX, with the key difference being that goCar will use a peak and off-peak pricing structure rather than surge pricing.
A few months after the ACT announced it would be regulating Uber as part of a set of wider transport reforms, the NSW Government is set to do the same. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has reported that, under new regulations, Uber drivers will be required to pay a licence fee to drive for the service, while taxi drivers will be compensated for the increased competition in the industry.
While many are now Uber devotees, others have tried the service and decided it’s not for them. John Sajadi is one of them. While running a hire car business, he decided to try his hand at driving for Uber. Through both these experiences he saw first-hand the issues that passengers and drivers were facing and decided to solve them with a new app called TickToc