Why Uber launches into the taxi in Brussels

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Ironically, the platform invites, from this Wednesday, “traditional” taxis to connect to its application. To “unify the sector” and, at the same time, preserve its income.

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VSThis will not completely make up for the lack of drivers, but the approach is in keeping with the spirit of the new Brussels legislation, which sets a single framework for those involved in remunerated passenger transport. From Wednesday, users of the Uber application in the capital will be able to choose to order a traditional taxi (regulated prices) or an LVC vehicle for “car with driver” (prices calculated by the company’s algorithm) for getting from point A to point B. Laurent Slits, “country manager” for Belgium, continues: “We opened registrations for taxis a few weeks ago and it’s been a great success. So we are ready to launch this offer for customers. »

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