Sydney logistics tech start-up Loadsmile, which only launched ahead of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic, has rebranded as Ofload and raised $2.8 million in seed funding, backed the world’s biggest shipper, Maersk. Maersk’s venture arm Maersk Growth, led the round, which between March and July at the height of the lockdowns, with support from global seed VC… Read more »
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the Mobike bikes will be rolled out strategically in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Mastercard has announced a new partnership with Transport for NSW to allow Sydney ferry commuters to tap-on with their mastercards or mobile wallets.
Uber partners with Sydney trip planning startup SkedGo to combine ridesharing and public transport services
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.
RagTagd is a smart tag that can be attached to any school item like a uniform, lunch box or bag and can help detect those lost items once they’ve found their way into the school’s lost property. When a tagged item shows up in lost property the child’s parents receive an automatic text message to inform them that the item has been found.
Australia has begun to test driverless buses for the first time in Perth along the city’s South Esplanade. On Wednesday this week a new bus called the RAC Intellibus carried passengers and interacted with traffic to explore how driverless transport can be integrated into the daily commute.
Mercedes-Benz Vans has become the latest corporate to launch a hackathon, inviting participants to ‘reimagine’ or customise the inside of its Vito van and how the van drives business at its upcoming Hack My Van event.
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”.
SkedGo wants to take out inefficiencies from the modern transport landscape and make schedules, trip routes, and payments easier everyone.
Embark is a transit planning app that helps fill the daily commute with entertainment and interaction
Transport apps are some of the highest downloaded apps globally, helping not only tourists get around cities but daily commuters too. While the functionality of apps like Citymapper, TripGo, and Moovit are far richer than the stock standard government apps or even Google Maps, Australian startup Contact Light believes they can go beyond just listing train timetables and helping commuters plan journeys.
With $80 million worth of funds in its back pocket, Israeli transport startup Moovit launches in Australia
Moovit, the startup that claims to have one of the fastest growing transport apps in the world, has launched in Australia today in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth.
Ridesurfing presents a very real threat to UBER’s ride sharing dominance in Australia. Why? Because they are playing out the same strategy Lyft employed in the United States. They’ve just replaced the pink hipster Lyft moustache with the Ridesurfing signature Shaka Sign – the symbolism here is very important and the foundation of their game plan.
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.
Launched two years ago, Coseats.com has become a popular go-to platform for backpackers, commuters and travellers seeking to share rides across Australia. The site has gained almost 20,000 registered users to date, and has facilitated over 40,000 rides.