Uber suspends its unlicensed service in Norway

Uber has decided to suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo, Norway, until new regulations are introduced by the country. The service will be suspended on 30 October, but other Uber licenses service will continue to operate. Unlike UberX services, which relies on licensed drivers, UberPOP allows unlicensed drivers to provide transportation services to Uber users. UberPOP has already been suspended in other European cities, such as Paris and Brussels. In Finland, the service has been suspended for one year, until new taxi regulations are introduced. According to Uber, these measures are a result of the company ‘[learning’ the hard way that ‘it’ must change […] in order to serve the million of riders and drivers who rely on [it]’.

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