Uber Is Testing Low-Cost UberX In Australia

Uber, the hire car service of the future, is testing a low-cost, mid-range option in Sydney known overseas as UberX.

Uber And GoCatch Are Set To Be 'Regulated' In New South Wales, But What Does That Mean?

Sydney is an awful place to get around on the roads, mostly because cab drivers in the city are a nightmare. Apps designed to improve the experience like Uber and GoCatch set up shop here a while ago and have spent their time thumbing noses at the taxi industry in New South Wales because of the poor service they offer. But brace yourselves: regulation of these taxi apps is coming. The only problem? Nobody really knows what that means.

goCatch Now Rates Taxi Competition In Your Area

If you’re standing out in the rain and the cold trying to hail a taxi when none are around, you’re living in the past. There are a multitude of taxi-booking apps for your smartphone out there, and one particular app has just received a useful new feature. goCatch now lets you see how much competition exists for the taxis in your area, giving you a better idea of how long you’ll be waiting.

Real-Time Taxi Data Will Rank Victorian Cabbies For You To Compare

The trials and tribulations of catching a dodgy taxi might soon be at an end, at least in Victoria. The state’s independent taxi industry regulator is installing technology in taxis that will allow it to share data on the cabs’ performance with the public.

Aussie Taxi Drivers Launching Their Own Payment App To Encourage Tips

As mentioned yesterday, Australian electronic payment systems typically don’t let taxi drivers ask for tips, wiping 5 per cent off driver revenues at a time of rising costs. Now the Australian Taxi Drivers Association has confirmed plans for its own app to booking and payments app after finding existing providers unable or unwilling to meet its demands. Association president Michael Jools says the app has taken a “couple of years” to build and will launch on July 1.

Aussie Taxi Drivers Say Rise In Cashless Payments Has Reduced Their Earnings

Cashless payment methods are a huge convenience for modern consumers. They’re cleaner, faster, and you need to carry around less bulky change. But the technology is also reducing the amount of cash in circulation and changing how Australians spend their money.

Uber Sydney Just Flipped The Local Cab Market The Bird By Making Trips 40 Per Cent Cheaper

Uber is the car service from the future, and now they’re the much cheaper!

Uber Sydney Now Literally Floats Your Boat

You’ve been able to travel like a European diplomat in Sydney for months now, but one frontier has eluded those wanting to live like the other half: access to Sydney’s beautiful harbour. But despair no longer, landlocked travellers: Uber Sydney now offers on-demand boat transport for you and 15 friends for one day only this weekend.

Best Australian Taxi And Transport Apps

Getting around in a big city can be a challenge, but it needn’t be when you have one of those futuristic computer phones in your pocket that happens to know your location. With the aid of your smartphone, getting around is a breeze. Here are our favourite apps for taxis and transport.

Uber Offering Free Chrysler Rides To Melbourne-ites

Getting dressed up for the races? Get ready to ride in style, Melbourne.