The transportation authority of Britain’s capital, Transport for London, declined to renew Uber’s license to operate in the city last September. It said that the company’s “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications,” which is why it wasn’t renewing the license. Uber continued to operate in the city after appealing the decision and it has had its day in court. The court has ruled that Uber can continue to operate in London.

A Westminster Magistrates’ Court announced today that Uber has been given a probationary license which will mandate a review every 15 months. The license will allow the company to continue operating its service in the city.

Uber did make multiple changes to its service after its licensed was revoked by Transport for London. The company has also promised that it will report “serious incidents” that happen during rides to the police. Uber has also established 24-hour telephone support hotlines and even added a panic button to its app which allows riders to immediately call the police.

Uber had much to gain from winning in court. London is the company’s biggest market in Europe with more than 3.5 million users. TfL’s lawyers have said that the issues its decision was based on have “either been addressed by changes introduced” or that “they relate to an historic course of conduct that has now been abandoned.”

Filed in Transportation. Read more about Uber. Source: theguardian

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