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Post by offgridQLD » Wed, 01 Apr 2015, 17:56

Just watched a interview on tv with rep from Uber ride share. For the people who don't know Uber is a app you download on your phone. You then register your self and your car with Uber. There is a strict criteria to pass the sign up procedure driving record, criminal record and your car must be under 10 years old along with a few other things. You can then start accepting jobs to give people a lift like a taxi and you get paid electronically. You can pick the jobs you want when you are free.

You would think a EV would be great for this as the running costs are so low Perhaps the best part would be spreading the word on EV's. Every customer gets a ride in a electric car and often thats all it takes to get people thinking about EV's (perhaps some AEVA cards on the dash)If they want another eco friendly ride in the future then you might get more requests Image

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Post by Gabz » Wed, 01 Apr 2015, 18:13

q4ber already does this in perth in the bmw i3.
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Post by offgridQLD » Wed, 01 Apr 2015, 18:22

Is he offering ride to the BMW service department? (it's on his way as he is always going there with the car anyhow) ....joke.

Seriously thats great. Not to many people get the chance to go for a spin in a EV and the BMW I3 is a great 1st experience.

Nice one.

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Post by reecho » Wed, 01 Apr 2015, 18:44

I have considered driving for Uber in Perth.

The risk is with insurance. No insurers are prepared to insure for Uber use as they determine it's use as illegal.

It's good to see that they now require UberX drivers to get a "F" class extension and also upgrade the third party insurance rate on the licence. I think they also have public liability insurance but haven't seen proof of this.

Don't get me wrong. I support competition, and there is no better example of cartels like the taxi industry in WA.

Note that the BMW i3, I-Miev and Volt are not normally allowed on Uber because of number of seats, but they have made exceptions in this case.




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Post by g4qber » Wed, 01 Apr 2015, 20:34

Ubering is like racing on track no insurance
Now need to get DoT 3F third party insurance
http://blog.uber.com/peruberxsignupfta

Only found out about the 3F cos I'm registering the Imiev for uber.

Volt n i3 were on 3G
All are on 3F now

One downside with Imiev is that it only has 2 cupholders

Lucy (uber) email reply to my query about Imiev on uber
"We accept this vehicle however drivers with cars of similar sizes are getting negative feedback due to the lack of room in the back passenger seats.

Regards,"

Rac doesn't insure vehicles used as taxis hence no insurance also for uber
But uber requires proof that you are insured. Weird.

All 3 cars are not on the uber database so I chose the nearest model

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Post by Richo » Thu, 28 May 2015, 21:03

Perth Now wrote:Uber has created over 1000 new jobs in Perth since July last year and opened up a safe and affordable transport option for tens of thousands of riders
Um really Image
All it shows was there wasn't enough taxi's - not that Uber suddenly created jobs.

Would you want to be an Uber driver if you had to get registered, new plates, custom hardware installed etc etc..
Probably that 1,000 jobs becomes 0 jobs again.
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Post by g4qber » Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 13:57

Looks like someone has got the foresight to run this Nissan Leaf Uber trial
http://electricvehiclecouncil.com.au/25 ... -canberra/
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Post by Adverse Effects » Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 15:48

wow i have reading and writing troubles but even i see spelling / grammar in just that short page

"Splend is supply’s vehicles for on-demand ride share and delivery services, like Uber."

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Post by jonescg » Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 16:05

Uber is now legal in NSW and WA, so there wouldn't be any major insurance issues. Might take a while for the paperwork to catch up though.
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Post by Adverse Effects » Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 16:52

i wonder how long it will be till the cab drivers start to ether not renew there cab licenses or sell them off and drive for uber

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Post by mikedufty » Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 20:10

$275 per week, minimum period 4 weeks.
Possibly not a bad rental car option if you need a car in Canberra for a month.

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Post by reecho » Thu, 07 Jan 2016, 02:06

jonescg wrote: Uber is now legal in NSW and WA, so there wouldn't be any major insurance issues. Might take a while for the paperwork to catch up though.


Won't be until July until legislation is in place in WA...

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Post by lesmando » Thu, 07 Jan 2016, 02:59

I wonder why CAB companies don't use the UBER application to handle the online hailing and payment processes.
Might save them a lot of money. Tho legislation may need to be updated.

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Post by mikedufty » Thu, 07 Jan 2016, 06:09

I've heard individual cab drivers use it, but I don't think their companies approve.
There is an app called grabtaxi in Singapore that is only for registered taxi drivers, basically does a better job of booking. Trying to book a taxi directly there is useless because the companies don't pay the drivers enough extra to respond to a booking request. The grab taxi app puts a payment directly to the driver so you can actually get someone to pick you up. The taxi companies there don't approve of that either, but can't seem to do much about it. Incidentally the main perth taxi company is owned by the major singapore taxi company.

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Post by galderdi » Thu, 07 Jan 2016, 13:26

We were talking about ride share at work the other day. One of my collegues swears he will never use the service for fear of being raped. I told him he should not subscribe to Luber.com

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