Mr Rossi said Perth was the fastest growing city for Uber usage in Australia. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Uber unveils next target

Having taken Perth by storm in the past year, Uber is planning a new car pooling product that could cut traffic congestion and transportation costs if the experience in other cities is repeated, general manager (Australia) Simon Rossi told a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast this morning.


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Uber pool is amazing. Bring it to Aus ASAP

I like Uber, use it all the time. I can't wait for the ride sharing features as well. I wonder when the government will just eventually bite the bullet, do the right thing, buy back the plates and deregulate the market. What regulation might have made sense decades ago with 2-way radios and the like is clearly broken now in the face of new technology. At the same time I also feel bad for any hard-working long-term owner-driver cabbie who might be staring down the barrel of potentially seeing a $300,000 asset they've slaved away for suddenly vanish into thin air.

Thanks for your comments Rowan. I understand the state government will be moving towards deregulation in the near future. Hopefully they follow through on this and the potato corporation.

Perth WA
Hi Rowan, Good to see your contributing with the help of our inept politicians to the decimation of our country with 25% commission going offshore. How would you like to have your life style decimated, income eroded by having your business, industry, or salaried job by having the market flooded in your area of expertise. And what about your kids future. Think about this carefully.!!!

Well said Rowan Sutherland, feel very sorry for all the taxi plate owners who could be sitting on $300 k loss

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