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inDriver
New ride service inDriver arrives in Melbourne - pick your own fares
June 2022
inDriver has launched in Melbourne, Australia and says it's set to disrupt the ride-hailing industry by allowing passengers and drivers to set and pick their own fares.
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Ridesharing
Study: Rideshare apps hungry for customers personal data
January 2022
Data has revealed the most data-hungry rideshare apps on the market, along with other surprising results around their safety and reliability.
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NZ expansion
Ola set to expand operations in NZ to 11 new locations
December 2019
A year after launching in New Zealand, Ola will expand its platform beyond Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to other cities including Hamilton, Dunedin, Palmerston North and Tauranga.
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Apple Pay
Ola brings Apple Pay to ridesharing for Australia and New Zealand
September 2019
Ola has become the first major rideshare platform to integrate Apple Pay in Australia and New Zealand. The Apple payment system will be a lead feature of a major upgrade for the app, according to a new report.
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Apps
Enjoy the ride: Uber launches comfy option
September 2019
"We anticipate the enhanced features of Comfort alongside the extended wait time and more experienced drivers in newer cars will be of most interest to a key group of riders."
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Apps
Uber is coming to seven regional NZ locations
August 2019
Uber’s presence in New Zealand is getting bigger, as the company looks beyond cities and starts to etch out a presence in the regions.
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Uber
The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
July 2019
No matter how old you are, some parents just want to make sure you’re okay when you’re having a night out on the town.
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Uber
Push a button, get a flight - Uber Air is coming to Melbourne
June 2019
"In the coming years, with Uber Air, we want to make it possible for people to push a button and get a flight.”
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Uber
Auckland Airport finally gives travellers a dedicated rideshare space
March 2019
From March 20, Uber and other rideshare providers will now use a dedicated rideshare rank at both the domestic and international terminals.
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Cartech
R.I.P car keys:  New Hyundai tech lets you use your phone
March 2019
The new tech enables you to use your phone to lock and unlock your car, start it, save your individual settings, and control it remotely in ride sharing.
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Cloud
Uber wants you to hail a speedboat in Mumbai
February 2019
“Uber Boat will enable riders in Mumbai to request a speedboat at the tap of a button through the Uber app."
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Bosch
This could be the future of ridesharing
December 2018
When you hear the words ‘driverless vehicle technology’, the company Bosch may not immediately spring to mind.
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Apps
Hola, Ola! NZ's newest ridesharing service comes to town
November 2018
Ridesharing service Ola is now live and active in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch/
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Apps
Ola launches new ridesharing service in NZ
September 2018
Ola’s app includes emergency features including an emergency button that helps passengers instantly share ride information with friends and family.
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Electric vehicle
Ridesharing and the future - are driverless cars enough?
August 2018
Will driverless cars alone be enough to stop the continuing congestion in cities? Or does the answer already exist in our smartphones?