Recently, Uber had to strip off the London license as the authorities of London found out that almost 14,000 trips were taken with the chauffeurs, and they had faked the identity on their firm’s app.
Uber in London was actually told that it required addressing the issues with checks on insurance, drivers, and security, but partially they have failed to placate the capital’s transportation authorities. And keeping this issue in mind, Transport for London has recently taken a decision and announced not to renew a ride-hailing company’s license at the end of the two-month provisional allowance granted in September.
Transport for London (TFL) has stated on Monday that this has recognized
a “pattern of failures” by Uber, which contains numerous openings, which placed
each and every passenger and their security at risk. TFL has also stated
recently that they are not sure about the fact that these kinds of issues will
not occur in the near future. Basically, the possibilities of these issues are
not less, and that is why they have come to a conclusion. They said that this
company does not look suitable and appropriate this time.
Though TFL has taken this decision this will not see every Uber cars absolutely disappear from the London streets instantly. But the firm has stated that they would appeal and continue to operate pending the result. TFL first rejected Uber’s license renewal in 2017, September. But as they took the step initially, the firm was not ready to go along with the decision. Instead, they convinced judges to allow them to obtain a 15-month licence to continue.
At the initial stage in 2017, TFL noticed that Uber made some affirmative
improvements in its system. Even, they have added one crucial fact that almost
43 unauthorized chauffeurs made the safety lapse results 14,000 trips. The
unauthorized drivers have picked up passengers other than the booked drivers,
and that incident draws the attention of TFL too.
These kinds of incidents are occurring since late 2018, but it has come to the limelight recently, and TFL has become extremely aware of that fact. In fact, the newest offense report was enlisted less than three weeks ago. Amongst the 43 deceitful chauffeurs discovered were some whose authorizations had been revoked, and one chauffeur who had been warned for allocating offensive images of children. Uber has stated this first notified TfL about the issue in May 2019 and had since applied technical fixes to resolve this. The company also plans to bring in facial recognition technology, which will help the passengers to assure their safety and security whenever they6 are taking a ride of Uber.