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I backed Sadiq Khan – but now his racist minicab policy has betrayed me | Abdurazak Hadi

They say you can get used to anything in time, but I am not sure that is true. Some things in life, such as the loss of a loved one, we must find the courage to accept. Others, like discrimination and exploitation, we must find the courage to fight. Two weeks ago, I lost my…
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October 17, 2021 0

Minicab drivers claim discrimination over new London charge

Minicab drivers are launching a legal action against the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, accusing him of discrimination against a largely ethnic minority workforce by making them pay the congestion charge while black cab drivers, who are overwhelmingly white, will be exempt.


October 17, 2021 0

Uber survives legal challenge brought by London cabbies

Uber has survived a high court challenge to its licence to operate in London, after judges rejected claims of bias brought by a group of black cab drivers.


October 17, 2021 0

Flying taxis: Uber partner reveals design

Uber got a step closer to on-demand aerial taxis this week, as partner company Bell Helicopter unveiled a new flying car design in Las Vegas. The scale model of a hybrid-electric aircraft, called Nexus, is being exhibited at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in the city until 11 January.


October 14, 2021 0

Uber pushed for UK congestion charges that would hit poor hardest

Uber used a private meeting with the transport secretary to push for congestion charges that a senior civil servant warned would hit poorer drivers hardest, records have revealed.


October 12, 2021 0

Lyft sets itself up to be one of first large tech flotations of 2019

In a statement on Thursday, Lyft announced it had submitted a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in a move which sets it up to be one of the first large tech flotations of 2019.


October 12, 2021 0

Uber and Arrival team up to produce electric taxis

The electric vehicle maker Arrival aims to start producing cars by 2023 with design help from Uber, in the latest step by the UK-headquartered startup’s ambitious plans to take on the automotive industry. The car, developed specifically for use by ride-hailing drivers, will be Arrival’s first, adding to buses that are due to be on…
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October 6, 2021 0

Ride-hailing rental startup Splend to transition Australian car fleet to electric

Australia may take another small step in the switch to electric cars if an ambitious $40m plan by the ride-hailing rental startup Splend to transition its fleet takes off. The company has said it will swap its petrol-driven cars in the UK for 1,000 electric vehicles by the end of the year, with half the…
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October 4, 2021 0