Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Uber will introduce better reporting of incidents to police and a 24-hour complaints hotline under plans to restore public trust in the minicab-hailing app.

Uber is still battling to retain its right to operate in the capital, after Transport for London refused it a new licence.

The biz has come under repeated fire for its laissez-faire attitude to even the most serious of offences - as reported by London Reconnections, Uber continued to employ a driver accused of a sexual assault and failed to contact the police.

Ready to get started?

London's transport authority said in September that it would not renew the ride-hailing company's licence, with the appeal due to be heard in May or June.

One of the changes is going to be 24/7 telephone support for both drivers and passengers, which is going live later this year.

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo
Adam and Behati started dating in 2012 and were married in Mexico on July 19, 2014. "I really, generally enjoy and love it". He also said during that interview with host Ellen DeGeneres that he and Prinsloo were both eager to have a big family.

The policy changes, Uber said, had already been implemented in London and it was now in discussions with police elsewhere.

Tom Elvidge, General Manager of Uber in the United Kingdom, said: "After listening to feedback from drivers, riders, local regulators and the police we're introducing a number of new features and changes to enhance driver and passenger safety". Uber will now report serious incidents directly to the police, after it was criticized for leaving reporting to the victims. Uber said in the meantime it has started to cross-check whether a driver who was refused a licence by one council might instead be driving elsewhere in the United Kingdom on its app.

Helen Chapman, Interim Director of Licensing, Regulation and Charging said: "The private hire market is unrecognisable from when current legislation was introduced".

"We're determined to change the way we do business, so we'll carry on listening and plan to make other improvements over the coming months", Tom Elvidge, the general manager of Uber U.K., said in a statement Friday.

"Across the world we're also partnering with cities, from helping to reduce private auto ownership to using our data to assist urban planners through our new Movement tool". It also rolled out a feature that lets drivers go "offline" for six hours after a journey of 10 hours.

As well as an advanced driving test for new applicants, TfL is also considering proposals for consultation which include PHV operator fleet insurance and Private Hire vehicle signage.

Related News:

  • Moto Z2 Force with ShatterSheild display, Moto Mods launched at Rs. 34999

    Moto Z2 Force with ShatterSheild display, Moto Mods launched at Rs. 34999

    The latter will be powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset, which is equipped with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. One of the common issues that smartphone users face is the fragile screens that are vulnerable to dents and scratches.
    Turkey indicts journalist Yucel, decides to free him pending trial

    Turkey indicts journalist Yucel, decides to free him pending trial

    Germany's foreign minister later told reporters that Yucel was on his way to an Istanbul airport and can "freely leave Turkey ". The spokeswoman said that Berlin had not agreed to any "dirty deals or other arrangements" to secure the release.
    Provisions to take during flu season

    Provisions to take during flu season

    According to the New Jersey Department of Health, every region of the state is reporting a high activity level of influenza. In addition to reducing the spread of the flu virus, this also allows hospital staff to more efficiently serve both groups.
  • Bichon frise wins best in show at Westminster Kennel Club

    Bichon frise wins best in show at Westminster Kennel Club

    Kara Gordon, the owner of the dogs, said the trio was invited to compete based on their status or American Kennel Club ranking. It was held in New York City's Madison Square Garden, a world-famous venue that only attracts the mega stars.
    1st SC pediatric death from flu

    1st SC pediatric death from flu

    According to the report, out of the 3,400 hospitalizations, over 1,800 were seniors over the age of 65 and over 400 were minors. Eight people in Champaign County have died from the flu this year, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
    Nepal, UAE fight for top spot in WCL2 final

    Nepal, UAE fight for top spot in WCL2 final

    The victor of today's match will join West Indies, Ireland, Nethelands and Papua New Guinea in Group A. The team that leads the way for the toughest possible run to get qualification is Nepal .
  • Microsoft Unveils Photo Companion App

    Microsoft Unveils Photo Companion App

    Announced under the Microsoft Garage program , the app links with the Photos app on a Windows 10 PC to make the transfer possible. The new Photos Companion app for iOS and Android will allow you to bring your mobile phone photos to the PC much quicker.
    Impeach Trump? Be careful what you wish for

    Impeach Trump? Be careful what you wish for

    Since leaving the administration, Manigault-Newman has been become a critic of her former boss. Speaking with her fellow contestants, she said, "Can I just say this?"
    Windows 10 is adding an 'Ultimate Performance' mode for high-end PCs

    Windows 10 is adding an 'Ultimate Performance' mode for high-end PCs

    If you're a Windows Insider running the Workstation or Enterprise edition, you can see these features in Builds 17079 or greater. One area where this is noticeable is the suite of applications installed out of the box visible as tiles in the start menu.
  • Zimbabwean president mourns death of opposition leader

    Zimbabwean president mourns death of opposition leader

    The death of Tsvangirai comes just months before the country conducts an election to elect a new president after Mugabe resigned. Tsvangirai died on Wednesday aged 65, after 18 months of treatment in neighbouring South Africa where he battled colon cancer.
    First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets OK

    First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets OK

    To address such injuries, Banyan Biomarkers has partnered Quanterix to develop another test to detect the impact of repeated hits. The maker of the blood test, Florida company Banyan Biomarkers , reported in 2015 results of a comparative trial in 1947 cases.
    You have to see how the Kardashians celebrated Valentine's Day

    You have to see how the Kardashians celebrated Valentine's Day

    This is the first time West has posted on social media-including Instagram and Twitter-since last May when he totally wiped his accounts.


Most liked

Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares new photo after breast cancer surgery
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was diagnosed with the disease late previous year , has now joined the ranks of these women. The Veep star revealed on Wednesday she successfully underwent surgery following her breast cancer diagnosis a year ago .

Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya
They were arrested on September 1 past year and executed the next day before they could be handed over to the police, he said. Ambassador Masud Bin Momen echoed Grandi, noting "the prevailing reluctance to repatriation among those forcibly displaced".

Second 'Charles in Charge' Actor Accuses Scott Baio of Sexual Abuse
Baio's lawyers took aim at Polinsky and Eggert's lawyer Lisa Bloom , who was described as having "just defended Harvey Weinstein". Scott Baio poses with Alexander Polinsky back in the 1980s on the set of TV show, Charles in Charge .

Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows
It contains low concentrations of lactose, indicating its primary functions to be immunologic and trophic rather than nutritional. There are many hormone therapy methods available to boost milk supply, including Metoclopramide and Domperidone , among others.

Markus Schairer, 30: Snowboard Breaks His Neck In Terrifying Olympics Crash
He was up in the air for what seemed like an age and when he came down, his back and neck took the full force of the impact. Thankfully, it appeared that he didn't suffer from any long-term neurological damage, and he's now in stable condition.

'The Incredibles 2' Sneak Peek Trailer: Mr. Incredible's Adventure In Babysitting
Be that as it may, this is the Incredibles after all, and there's a bend: Jack-Jack powers show and confuse the entire family. Reportedly, Disney-Pixar released the sneak peek of the film on Wednesday, and it looks like it's time for Bob/Mr.

Yun Sungbin Has Won South Korea's First Olympic Skeleton Gold
South Korea's first gold of the Pyeongchang Games was won by Lim Hyo Jun in the men's 1,500-meter short track event. Michela Moioli won the snowboard cross to give Italy its second gold medal of the Games . " It's a great honour ".

Scientists find promising new antibiotic - in the soil
To expedite the process of obtaining the antibiotic they used high-speed computer processing to sift through the soil samples. They hypothesized that the genes responsible for this "calcium-dependent motif" might be found in other compounds.

No medal for Lindsey Vonn in super-G at her last Olympics
The 22-year-old, who is among the favourites in the parallel giant slalom snowboarding, could barely believe it herself. So it was a thrill to be back on the Olympic stage this time for what she has said will be the final go-round.

Highline College in Washington state in lockdown after reports of gunfire
The Highline campus is in King County, Washington , south of Seattle. "We take these kinfd of incidents very seriously", he said. The situation is unfolding two days after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at a high school in southern Florida .

Winter Storm Watch Called For Saturday Night
In the mountains, the snow-pack is roughly at 65% of normal for the season, with the southern mountain areas in the worst shape. But most of the state will be shoveling by Sunday morning after a quick 3"-6" of snow.

INTERPOL Issues Diffusion PNB Fraud Case, Nirav Modi Traced To New York
PNB shares continued to bleed for the second day in a row, ending with a steep loss of 12 per cent at Rs 128.35 apiece on BSE. His brand, " Nirav Modi ", aims to open 100 stores globally by 2025 and gained enormous popularity in a short period.

Saakashvili files lawsuit against his expulsion from Ukraine
Saakashvili is also wanted in Georgia for embezzlement and abuse of power, which he describes as politically motivated charges. He has already been successively stripped of both his Georgian and Ukrainian nationalities, rendering him stateless.

Indian Army Killed 20 Pakistan Soldiers in Retaliatory Firing This Year
The Indian Army has inflicted 20 casualties on the Pakistan Army this year, sources in the security establishment said today. The Pakistan government claims that there were 1,970 ceasefire violations by India last year, and 335 this year.

United Kingdom risks Beijing anger by sailing warship into South China Sea
China claims all of the South China Sea as its sovereign waters, and has been busy militarizing a number of reefs and islets. After one such freedom of navigation operation last summer China said it was a "serious political and military provocation".