Watch Out, Uber: GoCatch Launches Rival GoCar Ride Sharing Service
LIFEHACKER | PUBLISHED: 22 FEB 2016 7pm
Since the NSW Government legalised ride-sharing services, it was inevitable that competitors to UberX would emerge. The first one off the rank is taxi app startup GoCatch, which has just launched its very own ride-sharing service called GoCar. So how do the two services differ? Here are the details.
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There was a lot of resistance from the taxi industry when Uber came onto the scene and started offering its UberX service that allowed Australians to use their own private cars to offer rides to people for a fee. Many were fed up with the level of service and high cost of taxis and UberX provided a suitable alternative. But the legalities around ride-sharing was sketchy given that UberX drivers were breaching the Passenger Transport Act.