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Highland Council lowers requirements for new drivers
Last week, the taxi licensing committee of the Highland Council – covering Inverness and the Highland region – agreed on proposed changes to the knowledge tests which all new drivers are required to pass.
Before gaining their license, prospective taxi drivers in the Highlands must pass two different tests: the first includes twenty-one region-specific questions; the second relates to the driver's local area.
For some time, the required pass mark has been set at 85 per cent, which has rec...Read full story
Uber plans 2020 takeoff for fleet of flying cars
Global taxi company Uber are set to hold key talks with American transport and safety authorities as they finalise plans for their flying taxis to take to the skies in just two years’ time.
Uber’s proposed vehicles combine many of the most cutting edge elements in tech today. The vehicles will fly at 200mph and combine technology from helicopters and planes: rotors will let them take off and land vertically, which will be crucial in busy areas, whilst wings will allow the vehicles to quic...Read full story
Brighton and Hove refuse Uber license
Rideshare app Uber’s licensing woes are back in the headlines again, after another British city has rejected the firm’s latest application to renew its car hire license.
This time, it was Brighton and Hove who deemed Uber to be a company not fit or proper to work in the city.
Their decision comes after a high profile breach of Uber's customer data, where many personal details were leaked. The panel also took issue with the number of Uber drivers working in Brighton without proper local p...Read full story