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Apologizing to London, Uber CEO vows to make changes to keep license

Apologizing to London, Uber CEO vows to make changes to keep license”

In an open letter, Dara Khosrowshahi apologized to Londoners for "mistakes" of company, Monday 25 September.

It highlighted Uber's approach to reporting serious criminal offences, obtaining medical certificates and background checks on drivers, and its explanation of the use of "greyball" software that it said could be used to thwart regulators.

He referred to a case where an Uber driver was allowed to continue working despite an allegation of sexual assault, leading to another more serious attack on a woman in his auto.

But some have questioned whether the Uber case will make it to court, after Sadiq Khan asked TfL officials to "make themselves available" to meet the boss of Uber, who has apologised for "the mistakes we've made". Tom Elvidge, Uber's London general manager, pointed out that over 3.5 million citizens of London use the app regularly, and 40,000 licensed drivers therein are making a living as Uber drivers, now to be shut down unless something changes. The company has 21 days to appeal the decision, and is allowed to continue working and driving throughout the process.

"I can get an Uber for an hour, and if there is two of us, it's 20 pounds, whereas if it's a black cab and you go across London it's going to be a lot more than that", he said. "We will appeal this decision on behalf of millions of Londoners, but we do so with the knowledge that we must also change".

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Uber said: "Almost all taxi and private hire drivers have been self-employed for decades before our app existed". Uber [UBER.UL], which has 40,000 drivers working in the capital, also said it would contest the decision .

Mr. Khan has reacted positively to the apology in the day by Mr. Khosrowshahi, three days after the decision-and the shock of TfL not to renew the license of the company cars with chauffeurs, private in London, including for security reasons.

Since the decision was announced, a petition calling on TfL to reverse the decision has garnered over 700,000 signatures - although a new statement from Khan firmly stated that the mayor would not be moved on the issue.

'This is a role that the licensing authority is responsible for, not the company with which or for whom the driver works, ' he said.

Uber has faced resistance in markets from Paris to the Philippines, but London's ruling is one of the most aggressive to date.

"I welcome the apology by Dara Khosrowshahi, the p. -d. g".

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Uber's licence expires on 30 September.

Because though Uber has lost its licence to operate in London, there's a possibility it will still be around for as long as a year while it appeals the ban.

Uber has also been banned in Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Australia's Northern Territory and Brno, the Czech Republic's second-biggest city.

The letter from leader of Uber seems to testify a willingness to allay somewhat strong tension that has mounted since Friday between large American group and London authorities.

The initial background checks were carried out by a third party but TfL deemed them inadequate following a review.

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