In theory, ridesharing is a great idea. It’s cheaper and often more convenient than taxis, but for some there are too many safety risks associated with getting into a car with a complete stranger. That’s where Perth startup Hitch-a-ride comes in.
Over recent weeks, Russel Howarth via the twitter moniker @ArrestingUber has been making some very bold, very public claims about Uber.
Ride-sharing services are rising in popularity across Australia, and a number of startups are out to take a slice of that market including Backseat, RideSurfing, Catchalift, WeShareLift and CoSeats. The latest startup to make its debut is LifeSocial Carpooling, founded by Sydney-based entrepreneur Dan Skill.
The NSW Taxi Council has been calling on the government to regulate ride-sharing apps for some time. If anything, the title of the Council’s press release is misleading: ‘Transport for NSW Bans Ride Sharing Apps’; and this could be a result of “mixed messages” being sent by the Transport department.