An Uberless London: Can you Adam and Eve it?

‘Can you Adam and Eve it? (As goes the cockney slang for ‘can you believe it?’). Well, all things considered, probably.

The big news of last week was that Transport for London (TFL) will not be issuing Uber with a private hire operator license after its current one runs out at the end of this month. In its official statement, the local government organization responsible for most aspects of London’s transport system, deemed Uber London Limited ‘not fit and proper’ to hold such a permit.

The TFL’s main gripe is with Uber’s approach and conduct, which it says demonstrate “a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications”. Issues include the reporting of serious crimes, the issuing of medical certificates, driver background checks and the use of Greyball

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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