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License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK gov’t – TechCrunch

License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK gov’t – TechCrunch Uber and similar services could be facing caps on the number of licenses for vehicles that can operate ride-hailing services in London and other UK cities under rule changes being recommended to the government. …

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India’s Uber rival Ola is headed Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK – TechCrunch

India’s Uber rival Ola is headed Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK – TechCrunch The UK is getting another alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which becomes its first market in Europe. Ola was founded in 2010 and it covers …

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In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war – TechCrunch

In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor When don’t f*** with people’s cars became don’t f*** with people’s phones Why Reed Hastings is the nation’s best chance for curbing the influence of money in politics The sighs of …

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London proposes stricter vetting for ride-hailing drivers – TechCrunch

London’s transport regulator is asking for public views on a series of new proposals aimed at boosting the safety of private hire vehicles (PHVs), such as cars served via ride-hailing platforms like Uber . Among the measures Transport for London (TfL) is considering are: Enhanced background checks for private hire …

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London sets out safety-first plan for regulating ride-sharing

After London sent ripple’s of shock through Silicon Valley last year, by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city’s transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of the impact of app-based ride operators. Today it’s published a policy statement setting out its intentions for adapting …

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Uber files appeal against London license loss

Uber has today filed notification of its intention to appeal the London transport regulator’s decision to withdraw its license to operate in the market. “While we have today filed our appeal so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London,” …

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No quick win for Uber in London over license loss

Disappointment for Uber today if it was hoping an apology and a personal visit from its new CEO would quickly reboot relations with the local transport regulator in London, which last month stripped the company of its license to operate. The market is Uber’s most important in Europe, where it claims …

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