Why I Hate UBER and How Governments and the Taxi Industry Should Tackle It

Why I Hate UBER and How Governments and the Taxi Industry Should Tackle It

In a recent visit to Barcelona I found myself in the need of transportation from the hotel to the airport. I had been told about the amazing novelty app in which you get to set up the pickup place, price, and obviously the day and time. I had enough time to come down from my room and do things traditionally, order a taxi and wait about 5 to 10 minutes. From the hotel to the airport I would have that entire taxi environment, to which we are used. I have run around in taxis quite dangerously, in Moscow, for instance, racing above 150km/h. Not a big deal if the road wasn't completely icy and filled with snow... but let's get back to Barcelona. I thought that, being in a Smart City and willing to try new things, I should take the alternative transport to the airport. And so I did. I downloaded and installed the app, and in 2 or 3 minutes it was set up and ready to go. I could ...

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