Uber refuses to contract with the authorities of Moscow after the upgrade agreement

Uber refuses to contract with the authorities of Moscow after the upgrade agreement

MOSCOW, February 9. Uber refuses arrangements with the authorities of Moscow after updating the user agreement. This was announced by the representative of the Russian office of the company Evgeniya Shipova.

“(User agreement) – a rule that’s global. But this rule does not affect the execution of agreements with the Department of transportation, Moscow (on the conclusion of the agreement on rules of disclosure and legal carriers – approx. ed)”, – she noted.

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Uber on Tuesday updated its user agreement. According to the updated version, the service is not a transportation company. In addition, the user agrees that the company shall not be responsible for lost data, bodily injury and property damage arising from use of services of Uber, “even if the company Uber has warned of the possibility of such damages”. Suppliers of transport services, which can be ordered through the service, may not have the appropriate licenses and permits, says new user agreement.

To work in Moscow online services are obliged to cooperate only with legitimate taxi drivers and transferred to the Department of transportation data of transportation around the city. The attitude of authorities and companies are regulated by special agreements on cooperation. Competitors Uber Yandex.Taxi and GetTaxi, the leading players in the multi-billion dollar and growing market of the Moscow transport has already signed such an agreement.

Now Uber negotiates a Treaty with Moscow. The negotiations are in a normal mode, and the contract will be signed soon, said Shipov.

Earlier claims against Uber

As previously reported, in the summer of 2015, the Antimonopoly service checks the online taxi services to determine the presence in their actions signs of possible violations of antitrust laws. FAS has directed inquiries to the company to clarify the mechanisms of compensation that are paid to drivers, the scheme of interaction with the taxis. However, in late October, the head of FAS Igor Artemyev said that he sees no reason for the ban in Russia of services, online taxi call.

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The service is ready to respond to complaints and conduct investigations. The reason for it was, including previously initiated in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the courts, associated with the operation of the service Uber. The company suspected involvement of unlicensed taxis and the number of violations in the field of transport safety. In France a law was passed, severely limiting the operation of the service. Against this background, the Deputy head of the Duma Committee on transport Alexander Starovoitov earlier appealed to the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika asking to check the taxi because of possible tax evasion and bribery of commercial partners.

According to consulting company Merku, the taxi market in Russia, which is still mainly represented by the traditional services in this area, is estimated for 2015 at $ 9 billion. With the advent of online services, the demand for the use of taxis began to grow, and within 3-4 years he will increase in 2-3 times up to 15-20 billion dollars a year, according to Gett.

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