Ride-hailing app Uber halts its licensed service in Greece

The ride-hailing app Uber announced Thursday that it would be suspending its licensed services in Greece from next Tuesday, reacting to new laws passed last month that restrict its operations.

The move relates to the service UberX, which uses professional licensed drivers, not to UberTaxi, which uses local taxi drivers and which Uber said it would seek to continue with.

Uber to suspend service in Greece after new legislation

Ride-hailing service Uber said on Thursday it would suspend its licensed service in Greece after the approval of local legislation which imposes stricter regulation on the sector.

Uber, which operates a licensed service in the Greek capital, has faced opposition from local taxi drivers who accuse it of taking their business.

Arizona Suspends Uber's Self-Driving Car Testing After Fatality

Arizona governor Doug Ducey suspended Uber's self-driving vehicle testing on Monday following a pedestrian fatality in a Phoenix suburb last week.

Ducey told Uber's chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi that video footage of the crash raised concerns about the company's ability to safely test its technology in Arizona.

The Japanese Government Supported a Project for the Creation of Flying Cars

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry on Monday launched studies to put flying cars into practical use.

The ministry intends to promote technological development and work out legislation through public-private cooperation for such futuristic vehicles, ministry officials said.