Our developers have come back from the Christmas break ready to dive into 2017 headfirst! We have released a number of exciting updates that have improved our ever-growing dispatch system.
Since Uber changed their vetting process in April 2016, they have continued to hire drivers without requiring them to have a passenger endorsement. The P endorsement includes a police check, a fit-and-proper person inspection and regular checks that the driver is able to provide a transport service. Uber undergoes a much lighter process when vetting drivers, including checking criminal and driver's licence records.
Uber have defended their approach, insisting passenger safety is a top priority for them. Even if this is the case, they are still breaking the law by letting hundreds of unqualified drivers work for them
Taxi drivers in New Zealand are struggling to compete with ride sharing app Uber. The taxi industry claims that the Uber service poses a real threat to passengers, as their drivers do not undergo the same regulations that taxi drivers do. Uber are also able to charge a much lower fare due to their alternative business structure, making them widely appealing to customers, especially the young and tech-savvy who want to be able to book and pay for a ride through the app.