The Australian rideshare market continues to heat up, with Chinese player Didi Chuxing today announcing it’s set to launch in Melbourne later this month.
Automotive giant Daimler has led a US$175 million ($231 million) funding round for Estonian rideshare startup Taxify, bringing the company’s valuation to US$1 billion.
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.
The Australian rideshare space continues to heat up, with Indian player Ola this week launching in Sydney and local offering GoCatch announcing its plans to launch an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in June ahead of a listing on the ASX.
As the NSW Government gears up to implement a $1 levy per trip taken through taxi and rideshare services across much of the state from this Thursday, Indian rideshare company Ola has signalled it is getting ready to launch in Australia.
Rideshare vehicle rental startup Splend has raised $7.2 million in funding, handing over a 12.5 percent stake to Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company Element Fleet Management.
Estonia-founded rideshare company Taxify has launched in Australia, naming Zomato’s former head of growth and partnerships, Samuel Raciti its local country manager.
GoGet has announced a new partnership with waterless carwash startup WipeHero, which will see GoGet’s fleet of vehicles cleaned by WipeHero’s technology.
Last December, Rani decided to make some extra money on the side by becoming an Uber driver. After a few weeks, she gave up her full time job in favour of driving every day. “I’d had enough of my last job so I thought I’d give Uber a go,” she laughed. “People thought I was […]
Splend, a company which hires out cars to those wanting to join the ranks of rideshare drivers, has received backing from Investec Australia.
A user can log onto PickMyRide to find a driver that will drive them home in their own car, removing the need to go back the next morning and pick it up.
Shebah is a rideshare service for female-identifying drivers and passengers only, with boys to the age of 12 travelling with a woman welcome.
The main difference between Hop and the other players is in the cars drivers use, with Hop connecting drivers to Hertz rental cars. Through this partnership, drivers pay to rent a car from Hop and then keep 100 percent of all fares.
Australian ridesharing service GoCatch has today announced its passengers will be able to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points when completing a journey. The new point system is part of the startups focus on providing better transport experience.
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.