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Uber and Splend partner for reducing emissions in Australia
Fri, 14th Oct 2022
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The deal with leading vehicle financing platform Splend will see the first 500 of their new electric vehicle fleet arrive on New South Wales roads.
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New ride service inDriver arrives in Melbourne - pick your own fares
Tue, 21st Jun 2022
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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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Study: Rideshare apps hungry for customers personal data
Fri, 28th Jan 2022
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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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Ola set to expand operations in NZ to 11 new locations
Thu, 5th Dec 2019
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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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Ola brings Apple Pay to ridesharing for Australia and New Zealand
Tue, 24th Sep 2019
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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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Enjoy the ride: Uber launches comfy option
Mon, 2nd Sep 2019
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"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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Uber is coming to seven regional NZ locations
Wed, 21st Aug 2019
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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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The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
Tue, 9th Jul 2019
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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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Push a button, get a flight - Uber Air is coming to Melbourne
Thu, 13th Jun 2019
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"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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Auckland Airport finally gives travellers a dedicated rideshare space
Thu, 14th Mar 2019
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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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R.I.P car keys:  New Hyundai tech lets you use your phone
Tue, 5th Mar 2019
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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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Uber wants you to hail a speedboat in Mumbai
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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“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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This could be the future of ridesharing
Tue, 18th Dec 2018
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When you hear the words ‘driverless vehicle technology’, the company Bosch may not immediately spring to mind.
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Hola, Ola! NZ's newest ridesharing service comes to town
Fri, 9th Nov 2018
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Ridesharing service Ola is now live and active in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch/
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Ola launches new ridesharing service in NZ
Thu, 20th Sep 2018
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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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Ridesharing and the future - are driverless cars enough?
Tue, 21st Aug 2018
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Will driverless cars alone be enough to stop the continuing congestion in cities? Or does the answer already exist in our smartphones?
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