25 Years Before Autonomous Vehicles’ According To Uber Investor

25 Years Before Autonomous Vehicles’ According To Uber Investor

There is a lot of talk about autonomous vehicles with Uber telling investors, governments and anyone that will listen that it will be here sooner rather than later. While some speculate that this is the solution to the massive losses Uber is incurring even one of Ubers early investors thinks that autonomous vehicles is 25…

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When We Stop Working Together Our Industry Will Fail

When we stop working together the taxi industry will fail

The Taxi Base has been involved in the industry now for nearly 5 years and I have personally been involved for 15 years and there is one thing that I have learnt … if we work together as an industry we create a healthy, successful solution, but when we try to win at the cost…

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The helpful taxi driver

So often we only hear the bad stories about taxi drivers and their behaviour but our experience with over 1 million trips each year provided by our fleet is the very opposite. Most taxi drivers are hard working professionals that are providing a service to the community. While they may be from a diverse range…

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What happens when you really don’t care

What happens when you really don't care

It has been the month from hell for Uber and one this is for sure…the company will never be the same. A toxic culture that is now being exposed more and more each day, a CEO that has no regard for drivers and now even Silicon Valley is questioning the future of the company. But…

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Actions speak louder than words

It has been a tough few weeks for Uber. Their CEO displays his lack of respect and understanding towards drivers (the very people that build any transport business), the culture of Uber is exposed as sexist and negative, early investors openly criticise the company for its values, a senior developer quits, they lose another lawsuit…

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Most Uber drivers are never on the road!

An admission by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that “60% of [Uber] drivers work 10 hours or less a week” highlights that the ride sharing solution is simply unsustainable. Think about some of the valuable services that point-to-point (P2P) transport solutions like taxis provide to the public. The late night 5 am trips home, the Friday…

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Using debt and discounts to build a P2P transport business

Using debt and discounts to build a P2P transport business

It appears that some of the business fundamentals have been forgotten in this new world we live in. Now we think that having an app means you have built a business, that using debt as a replacement for profits and reinvestment is acceptable and businesses that own no assets but have a revenue stream is…

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Uber test self-driving car despite breaking the law…again!

Uber self driving car

A recent story in the Washington Post again highlights how Uber simply operate outside of the law and continue to get away with it. Much like their launch here in Australia Under is now testing self-driving taxis on the streets of Pittsburgh even though basic laws regarding self-driving cars have not been passed. What is…

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Tasmanian taxi industry ignored

As ride-sharing continues to be embraced by more parts of Australia the Tasmanian Government has decided that the taxi industry does not deserve compensation. Despite working with governments to meet legislative requirements, maintain price regulations and adhere to safety and quality standards which have actually put the taxi industry at a competitive disadvantage against these…

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