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Ola set to expand operations in NZ to 11 new locations
A year after launching in New Zealand, Ola will expand its platform beyond Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to other cities including Hamilton, Dunedin, Palmerston North and Tauranga.
Ola brings Apple Pay to ridesharing for Australia and New Zealand
Ola has become the first major rideshare platform to integrate Apple Pay in Australia and New Zealand. The Apple payment system will be a lead feature of a major upgrade for the app, according to a new report.
Enjoy the ride: Uber launches comfy option
"We anticipate the enhanced features of Comfort alongside the extended wait time and more experienced drivers in newer cars will be of most interest to a key group of riders."
Uber is coming to seven regional NZ locations
Uber’s presence in New Zealand is getting bigger, as the company looks beyond cities and starts to etch out a presence in the regions.
The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
No matter how old you are, some parents just want to make sure you’re okay when you’re having a night out on the town.
Push a button, get a flight - Uber Air is coming to Melbourne
"In the coming years, with Uber Air, we want to make it possible for people to push a button and get a flight.”
Auckland Airport finally gives travellers a dedicated rideshare space
From March 20, Uber and other rideshare providers will now use a dedicated rideshare rank at both the domestic and international terminals.
R.I.P car keys: New Hyundai tech lets you use your phone
The new tech enables you to use your phone to lock and unlock your car, start it, save your individual settings, and control it remotely in ride sharing.
Uber wants you to hail a speedboat in Mumbai
“Uber Boat will enable riders in Mumbai to request a speedboat at the tap of a button through the Uber app."
This could be the future of ridesharing
When you hear the words ‘driverless vehicle technology’, the company Bosch may not immediately spring to mind.
Hola, Ola! NZ's newest ridesharing service comes to town
Ridesharing service Ola is now live and active in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch/
Ola launches new ridesharing service in NZ
Ola’s app includes emergency features including an emergency button that helps passengers instantly share ride information with friends and family.
Ridesharing and the future - are driverless cars enough?
Will driverless cars alone be enough to stop the continuing congestion in cities? Or does the answer already exist in our smartphones?