Uber is back — without ‘Uber drivers’

The China Post
Date: April 14, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — After a two-month hiatus, Uber Taiwan returned Thursday with a

A man uses Uber’s relaunched app in Taipei on Thursday, April 13. (CNA)

service that matches customers with licensed professional drivers instead of with its own stable of private car owners.
At a Taipei press conference, Uber General Manager for Asia-Pacific Mike Brown thanked the government — and Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) in particular — for helping the firm transform into a “legal” business.

The reformed Uber positions itself as a “ride-matching” service that connects customers with drivers from more than a dozen local car rental companies, including taxi operators.

All partner firms are registered with the government as public transportation operators, have business licenses and must abide by the government’s current public transportation regulations.    [FULL  STORY]

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