Private transfers or simply known as private vehicles for hire are very convenient anywhere around the world. Technology has definitely made things a lot easier on that area. They have now produced a brand new way for technology to resurface in its own kind. Different and more convenient versions of taxis are now circulating around the world. One most common business that offers these services is Uber.
Uber is very well known all around the world. It is a business based in San Francisco, California. It allows passengers to book cars through their smartphones, with the use of an app. With just one click, they can rent a car, whichever is vacant and close to their location. GPS is used to locate the passenger booking and the car they are going to book. Giving their credit card details to the app, there is no need to pay cash at the end of the journey. The amount is directly charged to their credit card and they can walk out without the hassle of paying cash and asking for change. This app allows users to see ratings of the drivers also from their previous passengers.
However, in Perth, Western Australia, the use of this app has been more controversial than any others. Taxi drivers are fighting the usage of this app so operators and their drivers won’t go out of business. Passengers now are most likely to use Uber than taxis already since it is safer and more reliable, plus the lesser hassle. Investigators are also now being involved in the controversy because such information has been released that the app has allowed certain users to be blocked from their services due to reasons that are about to be known.
The Department of Transport spokesperson stated that in a rapidly changing environment, of innovation and technology that has disrupted human kind in its own way, regulators must also innovate as well. The department recently stated during a budget estimates hearing that Uber had taken almost as much as 20% of Perth’s market. Uber spokesperson said that their company is looking forward to speaking with the state’s premier to try to find legal clarity on the issue. Although Uber has made a positive impact on the state, the Department of Transport still pursued its tender for investigation.
The citizens may not be agreeable on spending their taxes on stopping services such as private vehicles for that is more convenient to them. But the department believes that law must be properly enforced on their state as well as any other.