The London transport authority announced on Monday (November 25th) that it had refused to renew the license to operate the Uber car reservation platform in the British capital. Uber is not "Not fit" to hold a license in London, said Transport for London (TfL) in a statement, due to deficiencies that " in danger " The passengers.
A modification made by Uber allows drivers who do not have the required permissions to upload their photo to other drivers' accounts, which means they can pick up passengers by posing as the assigned driver, Transport for London, which has recorded at least 14,000 incidents of this type.
"It is unacceptable for Uber to allow passengers to borrow vehicles whose drivers are potentially unlicensed and without insurance"said TfL Director of Licensing and Regulations Helen Chapman.
Uber's license in London expired on Monday at midnight. The Californian company has 21 days to appeal the decision, during which time it can continue its activities.
This is the second time in just over two years that the transport regulator of the British capital revokes the right to operate the group of VTC, with a precedent in September 2017.