Amid recent tension between Uber and taxi drivers in Turkey, Mustafa Ilıcalı, parliament's transportation commission spokesperson, has proposed a system envisaging the administering of all taxis from a "centralized system."
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.
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.
Philippines and Malaysia said on April 2 they will look into whether Uber Technologies' move to sell its Southeast Asian business to ride-hailing rival Grab hinders competition, days after Singapore began a probe into the deal on similar concerns.
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.
Uber sold its Southeast Asian business to rival Grab on March 26, ending a bruising battle between the ride-hailing behemoths and marking the U.S. firm's latest retreat from international markets.
Downloads of the Uber app in Turkey has risen fivefold in 10 days amid tensions between traditional taxicab drivers and Uber drivers, daily Habertürk reported on March 21.
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.