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Malaysian cabbies plan week-long strike to protest Uber

Malaysian cab drivers have warned that they will hold a week-long strike to protest the government’s plan to legalize ride-sharing companies such as Uber. Last week, the government of Malaysia gave transportation regulators permission to revamp the country’s taxi industry and legalize ride-sharing operations. PERS1M, the Malaysian taxi driver association, advised that a six-day strike in… Read More

Uber testing driverless cars in Pittsburgh

You’ve got to feel sorry for taxi drivers these days. In the last seven years, an industry that had remained largely unchanged since the decision to make all cabs yellow has been turned on its head, largely because of ride-sharing service Uber and others like it. Now, the disruptive young company is preparing its next move,… Read More

Uber has an exceptionally bad day in France and Germany

Global ride-sharing crusader Uber, which rarely passes a day without skirmish in one of its target markets worldwide, has had a particularly tough 24 hours, as France fines it for running an ‘illegal taxi service’ and German courts uphold a protested ban on running an ‘unlicensed’ service. Today the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt threw… Read More

Uber introduces new app features to appease drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber has announced a series of app updates and new features aimed at keeping its drivers sweet as complaints mount around how the company treats its ‘workers’. From this month, the San Francisco-based firm will allow its drivers to stop the clock without being penalised, find cheaper gas, process payments quicker, and have… Read More

Europe proposes new regulations for the sharing economy

The European Commission has outlined proposals intended to bring the sharing economy, including rideshare giant Uber and house-share service Airbnb, into the regulatory fold. The proposals include the possibility of defining, Europe-wide, at what point an individual has crossed over from ‘hobbyist’ participation in the sharing economy (TSE). Additionally the proposal, entitled A European agenda… Read More