Uber may disappear from London if the Transport for London (TfL), the authority in charge of regulating transport in the British capital, does not renew its license To operate in the city. The authority argued that a "pattern of failures" in its service could jeopardize the safety of users and withdraw its license to provide service.
The TfL considers that the app "It is a risk for the protection and safety of passengers," and states that drivers can manipulate their personal information in the application. Or in other words, falsify your identity as reported in at least 14 thousand times when the driver was not really the one app It showed the passengers at the time of starting the trip. In other cases, the car was not even the one that had been reserved by users.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said through Twitter:
?I know that this decision may be unpopular among Uber users, but its safety is a primary concern. The regulations are there to guarantee the safety of Londoners. ?
My statement on TfL's Uber decision. pic.twitter.com/uMDjoIlqOW
– Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) November 25, 2019
Uber's problems with the TfL date from 2017, when the authority for the first time withdraw the license to the company, when it is considered not to be an ?adequate and correct? operator. "Uber's behavior demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to several issues that have potential implications for public safety," said the TfL at the time.
A spokesman for the private taxi service said in a statement that they will appeal the resolution stating that since 2017 they have made security improvements in their application:
"In the last two years we have significantly changed our model, establishing new and better safety standards," said Uber. "That is why we are going to appeal," he said.
If Uber stopped operating in London, it would mean a serious blow to the company since according to the newspaper The Pas, This is the main European market for the platform with 3.5 million trips per year and 45 thousand drivers. Until the 21 day deadline expires, Uber will continue to provide service.
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