Understanding Uber: It’s Not About The App – London Reconnections

On Friday 22 September, many Londoners who regularly use Uber received an email. “As you may have heard,” it began, “the Mayor and Transport for London have announced that they will not be renewing Uber’s licence to operate in our city when it expires on 30 September.”

Uber uses artificial intelligence to figure out your personal price hike | ZDNet

Uber has admitted using artificial intelligence to charge customers based on what they are likely to be willing to pay. The ride-hailing service says that the new system is based on AI and algorithms which estimate fare rates that groups of customers will be willing to pay depending on destination, time of day, and location.

One Year After Fleeing Austin, Uber and Lyft Prepare a Fresh Invasion

IT HAS BEEN a year since Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin, after residentsvoted to maintain strict regulations the ridehailing companies refused to abide, including fingerprinting of drivers.

Uber and Lyft had fought hard for more permissive rules, spending $8 million on the campaign (nearly seven times the previous record for a municipal election in the city).

Uber loses court battle on English-language test for U.K. drivers | VentureBeat

Uber has lost a U.K. court case it brought against a London transport authority that plans to require private-hire taxi drivers to pass an English-language communication exam.

The test was first announced back in 2015 by then London Mayor Boris Johnson, and was aimed at bringing more regulation to the burgeoning private-hire taxi industry that companies such as Uber have enabled.

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