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Regulators Seek To Shut Down Uber and Mobile App Use In Industry

Posted on December 5, 2012

NEW YORK — New proposals submitted by the International Association of Transportation Regulator’s “Smartphone Apps Committee” have taken aim at shutting down Uber, the tech company that lets people e-hail and pay for sedans and SUVs with a smartphone.

The proposals include banning limousines and luxury cars from using a GPS device to measure a fare, banning a driver from accept a ride on the street from a smartphone while driving, and banning limousines from accepting requests for rides less than 30 minutes in advance.

The IATR’s “Smartphone Apps Committee” is composed of representatives from 15 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Houston and Boston. The group is headed by attorney Matthew Daus, former chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Read more about the Uber shutdown proposals at the following links:

Forbes: Taxi Regulators Want To Shut Down Uber--And Mobile App Usage

New York Times: A Feisty Start-Up Is Met With Regulatory Snarl

Related:

Straight.com: Uber town-car service shut down in Vancouver by B.C. Passenger Transportation Board

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