Uber ruled as lawful in High Court

16 October 2015

uber taxi Black cab drivers will be livid today, as the High Courts have ruled that Uber doesn't break the law. Cabbies have been arguing that using GPS signals to calculate the cost of a journey was against the law, so the TfL went to the courts to see what was was.

There, Mr Justice Ouseley handed Uber the chance to carry on as they are, with the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association saying: "The law really is an ass." They plan to appeal. Of course, black cabs could just steal all Uber's good ideas - that might be cheaper and less painful?

Uber said: "Now the high court has ruled in favour of new technology, we hope Transport for London will think again on their bureaucratic proposals for apps like Uber."

TfL said: "Disruptive technology and new business models have radically changed the way that taxi and private hire services operate and has widened customer choice. This is welcome."

Either way you look at it, competition in the taxi world is about to get really hot, with Uber planning to expand to Glasgow soon, among other cities.

TOPICS:   Government

2 comments

  • Simon
    Use uber all the time and it has halved my taxi costs
  • Andrew
    Yay! Rumour has it that Uber will be launching in Nottingham in the next few weeks.

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