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London’s First Electric Black Cab Hits the Streets

The first customer to take delivery of one of London's new electric taxis has been made a star of, with black cab maker LEVC taking photos and quotes to mark the historic day that Chingford's David Harris got his keys. Read More >>

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Uber UK Forces its Drivers to Have a Little Rest

Uber sort of has and also sort of hasn't admitted some of its drivers are pushing themselves too hard in order to earn a decent wage, as the minicab business has begun restricting the number of consecutive hours its UK drivers can work. Read More >>

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Londoners Could Spend an Extra £90 Million a Year if Uber’s Licence Appeal Fails, Say Tories

The case of Uber vs Transport for London isn't going to end anytime soon. It's going to drag on and on with appeals, and possibly even appeals to those appeals. Well there's a new development, with the London Assembly Tories claiming that Londoners could end up paying an extra £90 million every year (combined, not each) if Uber's licence isn't reinstated. Read More >>

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Uber and TfL Schedule Awkward Chat for Next Week

"So Dara, thanks for, er, coming, and, well, it's still quite warm for October, isn't it? I nearly wore a coat this morning but I'm glad I didn't, although I was a bit cold to start off with, but I soon warmed up, that's the benefit of cycling to the office, isn't it? Gets the blood pumping! So anyway, about this massive global fuss. Oh yes, sorry, tea? We have some herbal bags somewhere, I know you tech types are all about the antioxidants as you think you're going to live forever, don't you? Sugar? Oh no, of course not. Silly me. Yes please, Margaret, three for me." Read More >>

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Lyft UK Search Surge Following London Uber Ban

TfL has just ruled that Uber can no longer operate in London, stating that the company "is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence." That's obviously grave news for Uber, but rival company Lyft may reap the benefits. Or, they would if they actually operated in the UK. Lyft is currently only available in the US. Read More >>

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New Uber Rival Taxify Suspends London Operations After Three Days

International ride-hailing provider Taxify has been forced to stop its operations in London, at the behest of TfL. And it only started taking bookings from the public on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Travis Kalanick Is Already Plotting His Return to Power at Uber

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is down, but he somehow does not yet consider himself out, according to a Sunday report in the New York Times. Read More >>

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Lawsuit: Over 99% of Uber’s NYC Cars Inaccessible to People With Disabilities

Getting rid of CEO Travis Kalanick has apparently not magically resolved all of ride-hailing giant Uber’s many, many problems, with the company now facing a lawsuit in New York over its near-total lack of cars accessible to people with wheelchairs. Read More >>

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Clubcard Points for Uber Rides Rumour Could Trigger Cabbie Tesco Boycott

There's something new for taxi drivers to be angry about today, as reports suggest that Tesco might be about to do a deal with ride-enabling app Uber -- letting customers use clubcard points to pay for trips home with their newly acquired doughnuts and cheese. Read More >>

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Scary Uber Driver Arrested for Impersonating a Cop, Packing Heat, Using Sirens

There are stories about vigilante Uber drivers that are funny, and there are stories that are scary. The latest news from Charleston, South Carolina is a little bit of both—but with an extra dose of the psychotic. Read More >>

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London’s Uber Drivers Will Have to Take an English Exam

Uber has lost a court case in which it wanted to stop its London drivers -- and all private hire drivers working in the city -- from being forced to take English language tests, so now the fleet of semi-casual carsmiths must take some sort of writing test to see if they can perform to the required level of offensive chit-chat. Read More >>

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Uber Has a Murder Problem

The popular livery and union-busting service Uber is catching heat in Brazil because its drivers keep getting robbed and murdered. This isn’t the first time that the company has struggled with murder in its ranks. But holy shit, a recent report has some horrifying new details. Read More >>

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Uber Rivals Keep Jobs But Earn Less

Researchers looking at Uber's disruption of the taxi industry have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that it's created more driving jobs and hasn't led to mass redundancies among its existing rivals, but the bad news is that drivers from competing firms are now earning less than they used to. Read More >>

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Uber Gives Drivers Free Language Training In Battle With TfL

In the escalating turf war between Transport for London and taxi rivals Uber, the on-demand ride app has announced it's giving its drivers a free English language course. This is in response to TfL's declaration that all drivers from non-English-speaking countries had to pass a £200 exam to prove their competency - a decision that's been in and out of court over the last few months. Read More >>

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Uber Wins New Legal Battle Over Forced English Exams for Drivers

Uber has won the right to have a court decide on another of Transport for London's declarations, with the app-based cab company this time arguing that forcing all drivers to take English exams is a bit out of order. Read More >>