Mar 14, 2018

Uber changes app following TfL concerns over licensing

Uber London has made changes to its app to "Make it clearer" to passengers its drivers are licensed by Transport for London and it accepts requests for rides before allocating drivers. Once a driver is allocated, Uber "Will let them know that TfL has licensed their driver, alongside information such as their name, photo, private hire licence number and car registration", the taxi hire firm said in a blog post. The changes come after TfL raised concerns some Uber drivers - particularly those operating at airports on the outskirts of London - may be licensed by neighbouring authorities. In response, Uber announced in February that from this month drivers would only be able to use its app within the region where they are licensed as a private hire driver. Other changes Uber recently announced include a pledge to report crimes directly to police and to introduce a limit on drivers' hours.

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