Legality of the New Taxi-Hailing App Questioned!
Boston (Avauncer.com) - For many years, the local residents of New York City have adopted their own unique methods of greeting a taxicab, which is a theatrical, annoying, yet a very competitive custom of the city.
At present, a start-up firm states that it has produced a more proficient alternative in this regard. Uber, a new organization that is based out of San Francisco, is launching a new Smartphone application for all New Yorkers that permits all available taxi-drivers and cab riders to effortlessly locate one another.
Recently, the company has informed that their service would start functioning from 5th September 2012 with nearly 105 cabs, accounting for slightly less than one-percent of the city’s total 13,000 yellow cabs that are operating in the present markets.
Uber also added that it expected to hire almost one hundred new taxi-drivers every week. But, the new program may have to confront a significant issue concerning its legality. Most of the leading taxi officials operating in the city said that Uber’s latest service may fail to meet the legal criterion of New York, since the long-established city rules and regulations won’t encourage planned rides in the normal city Yellow Taxis.
They also prohibit cab drivers from utilizing electronic devices while steering, and forbid any unwarranted rejection of charges. As per the new Uber’s policy, as soon as a driver admits a ride through the latest application, it won’t allow any other passenger to be picked up on the way.
All cab drivers who are using Uber app will get a smartphone that is fully stacked with its advanced technology, which actually attempts to forecast zones where passenger rides are noticeably in high demand. The cabbie, who is nearby to the pickup location requested by the passengers, will receive a request notification with a maximum of only 15 seconds to reply to the request.
The company’s Chief Executive, Travis Kalanick, completely refused condemnations saying that the new service violates the New York City rules with regard to planned yellow taxi rides. He added that prearrangement indicates that it is essentially in support of a base, and they are in way operating with a base.
The Taxi and Limousine Committee of the city have met the firm’s Chief Executive recently on September 4th 2012, and told that they are yet to determine whether the new Uber service was in perfect agreement with the city rules and regulations or not.DISCLAIMER: This content is neither an offer nor recommendation to buy or sell any security. We hold no investment licenses and are thus neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice. The content in this report or email is not provided to any individual with a view toward their individual circumstances. While all information is believed to be reliable, it is not guaranteed by us to be accurate. Individuals should assume that all information contained in our newsletter is not trustworthy unless verified by their own independent research. Also, because events and circumstances frequently do not occur as expected, there will likely be differences between the any predictions and actual results. Always consult a real licensed investment professional before making any investment decision. Be extremely careful, investing in securities carries a high degree of risk; you may likely lose some or all of the investment. - Contact us at support @ avauncer dot com if you have any questions or comments.