drive on: cambridge loses lawsuit to keep uber off the roads - distance measuring device

by:UMeasure     2019-09-22
drive on: cambridge loses lawsuit to keep uber off the roads  -  distance measuring device
The city of Cambridge has lost a lawsuit to overturn the state's ruling, which allows Uber to continue operations despite complaints from traditional taxi companies.
On last August, the Massachusetts state agency initially ordered Uber to stop operating, claiming that its GPS-based fare determination system-
The positioning technology has not been tested.
The agency, the Massachusetts standards department, suddenly changed its position after the protests of users and others in the local technology department reached sympathy with the government. Deval Patrick.
Subsequently, the city of Cambridge filed a lawsuit with the high court of Middlesex, arguing that the state ruling allowing Uber to continue operations "without solid evidence of support, arbitrary and willful", "abused discretion.
The court disagreed.
"There is no proof of this city [
Division Award
Beyond the statutory authority of the division, is based on legal errors, is arbitrary and capricious [or]
In his decision of June 17, Judge Bruce Henry wrote: "There is no solid evidence to support it . ".
"We are pleased with the decision of the high court to maintain the standard sub-ruling, which allows Uber to continue to serve thousands of passengers in the greater Boston area, said Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick.
Barbara Anthony, deputy minister of consumer and business regulation, added, "This ruling confirms that our regulatory structure can adapt to changing technologies.
"York City prosecutor Elizabeth rushway declined to comment on the ruling and declined to say whether the city would appeal.
Lashway told the Global Times that in bringing a lawsuit, "The taxi industry is subject to strict regulation due to public safety, consumer protection and fair competition.
Allowing Uber to avoid applicable laws and regulations violates these principles.
"Uber shapes itself as a" private driver for everyone "through an app that allows passengers to ride it smooth, high
For example, a black car or suv.
The app uses a GPS-based metering system
Location technology for calculating fares based on time, distance and speed.
Cambridge launched a sting action against Uber last year and quoted San Francisco as saying --
Using non-company based
Qualified measuring devices for calculating fares and operating unlicensed uniforms.
Unlike the traditional taxi meter, some government officials say they can't know if Uber's system is accurate or they can't charge people too much.
Established in 2009, Uber operates in several major cities outside Boston, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver. Often cause complaints from rival taxi service who say it has an unfair advantage because it is not regulated as a taxi.
In Boston, Uber currently costs about $33 a car from downtown to Harvard Square.
The regular taxi cost for the trip is about $22.
Uber also reminded customers that "when demand is strong, our prices will change over time to maintain vehicle availability.
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