We’ve all had those rushed moments when we’re late for dinner (or the airport) and there are still a half-dozen things to accomplish on our way out the door — including booking an Uber or Lyft.
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Uber has become a verb for getting a ride, much like Google simply has come to mean search. But Europe's fastest growing ride-share service, Taxify, aims to change that. The company has added Australia to its list of 20 countries where the service is making inroads into the competitive ride-share industry.
The company is promising lower fares for passengers and a bigger cut for drivers with 4000 drivers already on their local books.
When you're heading home from a night out with friends, sharing an Uber often makes a lot of sense. However, up until now, you'd have to verbally tell your driver you were going to make a few stops, and then input a new address each time someone gets out of the car. It's a process that works, but tends to be pretty frustrating for both you and the driver.
Since the NSW Government legalised ride-sharing services, it was inevitable that competitors to UberX would emerge. The first one off the rank is taxi app startup GoCatch, which has just launched its very own ride-sharing service called GoCar. So how do the two services differ? Here are the details.
On Friday October 30, Australia's first legal, regulated Uber launched in the ACT. As yet, it is the only Australian territory to have legalised -- and regulated -- the controversial ridesharing service, yet UberX continues to operate in other states across Australia. With recent talk of federal politicians potentially being allowed to use Uber for business, it seems like Uber is here to stay.