My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

News and Trends / Uber

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

Former Staff Writer
1 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

In the face of swelling protests by European taxi drivers, London’s transport regulation authority ruled today that ride-sharing service Uber can continue to operate legally in the U.K. capital.

From London to Madrid to Milan to Paris, cab drivers have orchestrated strikes aimed to clog major thoroughfares, alleging that Uber does not comply with local regulations or pay enough taxes in the cities where it operates.

In London specifically, for instance, only licensed black taxis are legally allowed to charge customers via meters that track distance and time. British cabbies claim Uber is in flagrant violation of this law.

But in its decision, local regulator Transport for London explained that the smartphone technology by which Uber charges customers has “no operational or physical connection with the vehicles” and thus does not signify “taximeters within the meaning of the legislation,” according to The New York Times.

Following this decision, the case will be sent to a British court for a final ruling.

Related: Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

Read Uber and Waymo's Statements After Surprise Settlement in Huge Trade Secrets Case