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.
Qantas has partnered with Uber to allow passengers to book rides to and from Australian airports and tally Frequent Flyer points along the way.
Splend, a company which hires out cars to those wanting to join the ranks of rideshare drivers, has received backing from Investec Australia.
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”.
Public servants working for the NSW Department of Finance, Services, and Innovation (DFSI) will be the first to be able to use ridesharing services when travelling for work, as the government looks to reduce its overall travel expenditure.
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.