Uber remains one of the largest private transportation companies today, although several rivals have emerged over the years. After being involved in several scandals, it has now dealt a very severe blow to its operations by losing its license to operate in London.
From September 2017, Uber is in dispute with Transport for London (TfL), the company responsible for the maintenance and management of public transport in London. According to TfL, Uber does not present itself as a company capable of providing the level of service required to operate in the capital of the United Kingdom.
Uber will cease activity in London from tomorrow
Having managed to obtain some temporary licenses while filing appeals in this process, Uber will definitely lose its license after midnight today.
Despite several positive changes made by the company, TfL continues to argue that Uber endangers the safety of its users. Among several highlights, they claim that they do not perform sufficiently detailed history checks of their drivers.
In addition, there were also several controversies that have involved the company during the last months. I recall that the company was accused of "handling" investigations into user complaints so that the repercussions on the company were minimal.
Another situation that made TfL extremely concerned was the possibility of unauthorized drivers uploading their photos to Uber driver accounts. In this way, it was possible to "jump ahead" of the history checks, starting to work without any control.
According to TfL, this strategy has been used on at least 14,000 trips. That is, the lack of security in the Uber system has put at least 14,000 citizens who hired its services at risk.
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