Uber vs. London black cabs dispute escalates to the High Court

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A fortnight before a planned protest by London taxi drivers against the way Uber calculates its fares with technology, the private car-hire company issued a statement yesterday defending the way it operates in the UK capital. Transport for London (TfL), which regulates and licenses taxi and private hire vehicles in the capital, has previously backed Uber and similar services, but it’s now asking the High Court to rule on whether smartphones that use GPS technology to measure the time and distance of a journey to help establish a fare “comply with current law on ‘taximeters’”, which can legally only be...

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