Having started with a charm offensive at the DLD tech-conference in Munich on Sunday last week (offering partnerships with European cities in which 50.000 new jobs could be created within a year), Uber CEO Travis Kalanick did the rounds in Europe. Read more….
He told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “Uber is not going to give up in Germany. That wouldn’t benefit our customers.” Whilst the taxi industry claims Uber doesn’t adhere to existing rules with UberPop and its private drivers and vehicles, Kalanick thinks that most of these rules are out of date and meant to protect the taxi trade. “We would like to commit to existing laws here. In the long run we hope these laws will be modernized in such a way that we can continue to grow.” The Uber-chief thinks it should be easier to become a professional driver.
• Uber-boss Kalanick wants to stay within the law.