see url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41365995
That's the problem, they are cheap and efficient, convenient, and easy
to get access to via a phone app. It is why a lot of people, especially
women want to use them, because there is nothing else comparable on the
market. I can see Transport for London and the new mayor getting a real
roasting over this one. Over 3.5 million Londoners use the service...
I can see a real struggle developing involving the Black Cab Taxi
businesses, the self-employed Black Cabbies, and the Mini Cab Business,
(which were once rebels themselves) in an unholy alliance to convince
TFL and the Mayor to change his mind, or else get Uber to address the
concerns raised and get their license returned.
We'll see how it develops. There are many, many aspects to the
introduction of new technologies, I have discovered...and not all of
them for the better. They are usually more for the convenience and cost
savings of the management than they are of benefit to the consumer. It
needs consumer rights to be enhanced and protected if we are to see the
real benefits of software induced business practices.