GoCatch takes on Uber with launch of GoCar

ZDNET | PUBLISHED: 22 FEB 2016 8pm

Taxi app platform GoCatch has launched its own ridesharing service, GoCar, to compete directly with Uber.

GoCatch CEO Ned Moorfield said the launch of GoCar is in response to the reforms the NSW government made to the point to point transport industry at the end of last year, which saw ridesharing services such as Uber recognised as a legal service.

“We’ve been in this point to point transport market since we launched in 2011 but we’ve gone about doing that via taxi drivers. But with the changing regulations in Australia, it’s serving a whole new path to the market that we have not been able to go into previously, and it’s actually a fairly straightforward adoption of the existing platform to roll this out,” he said.