The Uber Queensland Papers: Ride-Sharing Service Airs Dirty Laundry

Uber is in the fight of its life in Queensland. The service is booming, but the boot of the regulator looms large as the State Premier vows to crack down on ride sharing. Uber’s latest salvo is a 44-page policy document that has been splashed around the State’s Parliament. It’s the case for Uber Queensland, it’s not great news for taxi operators.

The Queensland Premier Has Beef With Uber

Are you using Uber in Queensland? Enjoy that while it lasts: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk may soon “act” against the service over safety concerns.

Uber's Experimental Cars Spotted On The Streets Of Pittsburgh

Earlier this year, Uber announced that it was joining forces with Carnegie Mellon Univeristy to create its own autonomous taxis. Now, the first cars labelled “Uber Advanced Technologies Center” have been spotted driving around the roads of Pittsburgh in the US.

Uber Drivers Are Being Slapped By The Australian Tax Office

The Government’s tax crusade has reached Uber’s Australian doorstep, with drivers on its cheap UberX tier now required to register as a business and pay GST, or risk even more fines.

Long Beach Is Rethinking Its Taxis To Be More Like Ubers

Cities are doing a lot of hemming and hawing when it comes to the rideshare apps that are devouring their taxi businesses. In one of the more progressive moves, the Southern California city of Long Beach is revamping its taxi fleet with a big design and tech upgrade so they can tackle these startups head on.

Uber's $3 Billion Google Snub, And Everything Else You Missed

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.

Uber Has Dropped Its Prices In Melbourne And Perth

Sorry Sydney, nothing for you today. If you live in Perth however, uberX trips are now up to 20 per cent cheaper, while Melbourne fares have been reduced by up to 15 per cent. The latter comes with a catch — UberBLACK services have gone up by the same amount.

One Year In, Uber Australia Has Given One Million Rides In Sydney

That’s almost two uber rides every minute, 24/7 for a year. To celebrate, uberX crunched the numbers to come up with some very interesting statistics, such as the most popular late night hotspots based on pick-up location requests.

UberASSIST: UberX Is Now Accessibility-Friendly In Australia

In a bid to get more people riding with ride-sharing service, Uber Australia is today turning on a new optioncalled UberASSIST, which will allow those with various accessibility needs to work with drivers to get a ride.

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