Only a few days after beeing banned in Berlin by local regulators, Uber today welcomed the news that the presiding judge of the Berlin Administrative Court today has suspended the ban on Uber until further notice.
The San Francisco based startup Uber, which was founded in 2009, connects riders with local “transportation providers” at a variety of price-points in cities around the world. The startup competes with the traditional taxi business. The recent ban in Berlin followed Europe-wide protests by taxi drivers. The suspension of the Berlin ban means Uber can continue its business in Germany’s capital until further notice and follows a similar suspension granted recently in the city of Hamburg.
Fabien Nestmann, GM for Germany welcomed the news and stated: “This is good news for the great people of Berlin and the thousands of German citizens already benefitting from Uber’s great services. We’re delighted to continue to bring our fresh and new ride-sharing service UberPOP plus our licensed limo service, UberBlack to Berlin and other cities in Germany, as we challenge the old policies that were written before the smartphone was even invented. Uber’s number one priority is safety and we would like to underline that every driver on the Uber platform is insured. Today’s news supports freedom of choice and progress, as Uber seeks to bring better, safer and cheaper transport options to everyone.”