Uber test ride with private car owners in Amsterdam




Uber is a pilot project started in Amsterdam with the service uberPOP. These users may choose to ride with individuals at a reduced rate. The drivers in Amsterdam were carefully selected by the service.

According to Uber, short and long rides through uberPOP always 50 percent cheaper compared to the maximum taxi fare. Furthermore, the service claims that ride with individuals is safe because of the selection procedure: drivers must be 21 years old, have followed a training have a certificate of good conduct consultations and in possession of a certified and insured vehicle. Additionally Uber holds interviews with the drivers and passengers are insured.

Furthermore, it should show the name of the driver, his photo and the registration number of his car passenger reassure and there is a grading system. It is a pilot with a selected number of car owners and Uber users. It is not known how many people take part. “Uber chose Amsterdam because it is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe and where the problems of inefficient cars occupation are greatest,” let the department know.

The Brussels court ordered the taxi app Uber in April this year banned because uberPOP. According to the court, the service is acting in contravention of the law with the opportunity for private car owners to operate. As a taxi driver Perhaps this is also the case in the Netherlands.


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