Aussie Uber is launching a new ride-sharing service this week that is promising a “much-needed” upgrade in terms of quality and efficiency.
Uber is rolling out the “juice shop”, which lets riders pay for a ride by using a credit card.
“A new system has been rolled out in Australia to allow riders to pay their own rides online.
If you have not used the new system yet, please do so now and be part of the solution,” Uber Australia spokesperson, Adam Smith, said in a blog post.”
We are excited to see how it’s going to work.
We have more than 100,000 active riders in Australia, and there are hundreds more coming every week.”
Smith said the juice shop was being rolled out across a range of different cities in Australia.
“If you have a car, you can get a juice ride from our network and pay for it online,” he said.
“This is a much needed upgrade in how we do our business in Australia and across the globe.”
The new service is called Juice-pay, and is being rolled to a number of Australian cities including Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Uber has not said when it will launch the service in other cities.
Smith said Uber had also been testing a similar service called Juice.
“We have tested Juice and are very excited to bring it to all of our cities,” he wrote.
“Our Juice-shop will be rolling out to all cities in a couple of weeks.”
Smith also said Uber was now in talks with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over competition issues in the Australian market.
Uber has been facing questions about how much it charges in Australia after the ABC revealed it had been charging its drivers less than some of the top international players.
Uber Australia had said it was investigating the matter, but said it had not received any formal complaints.