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Uber has shut down its UberPop service in Norway, expressing hope for a change in the law which currently makes the company’s operation and expansion difficult, according to a report.
According to TechCrunch, “UberPop is one of the brands Uber uses in Europe for its lowest cost ride-hailing service which connects passengers with private drivers.”
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“However in many cities in Europe where it operates UberPop has been actively banned — including in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, to name a few,” they noted.
Now, without the peer-to-peer service, just UberBLACK and UberXXL services remain in Oslo, the only place where Uber reportedly exists in Norway, with around 280,000 users and “hundreds” of drivers.
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“We want to act as a responsible company that cares about all of its users, and we especially want to limit any issues that drivers may encounter on the road,” Uber claimed. “Since uberPOP launched in Oslo three years ago, there has been a lack of clarity about new platforms like Uber and how they fit into the existing Norwegian model. We acknowledge the importance of these questions. That’s why we’re engaging in a constructive dialogue with policymakers across the political spectrum to find a solution that works for all Norwegians.”
“Norway deserves modernized laws that encourage innovation and competition without sacrificing...
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