London prohibits Uber to operate there 3.5 million users and 40,000 drivers affected

By:   Fedora Atjeh Fedora Atjeh   |   9/22/2017 10:12:00 PM
London prohibits Uber to operate

The British capital's transport department has denied Uber the renewal of the license to operate in London. The reason, according to these authorities, is that this company does not meet the requirements to achieve that license.

The surprise decision of those responsible for the government of London is a big blow to Uber, who will have to stop serving on 30 September. According to company data, 3.5 million users and 40,000 drivers will be affected by the measure.

Uber has 21 days to appeal that decision, but the statement from Transport for London indicates that Uber's attitude "demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to problems that have potential public safety implications."

These faults refer, for example, to the way in which Uber has reported criminal offenses and how medical certificates have been obtained for drivers. The use of Greyball, software to identify and deny their service to certain users.

The company, which has been operating in London since 2012 despite protests from the taxi sector, has criticized the decision. Tom Elvidge, head of Uber in London, stressed that by banning the service that decision "will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers in the strike, and deprive London of a convenient and affordable form of transport."

Show Comments