If you haven’t heard of Uber yet then its time for you to try something new. Uber is a popular transportation smartphone application that essentially does the same thing as any other form of public transit. It gets you from Point A to Point B.
Smartphones are used everyday by almost everyone. It only makes sense that this is the reason Uber has become so popular. Through the app on your phone you can contact an Uber driver by just pressing a few buttons and they are at your location minutes later.
This incredibly popular app has unfortunately greatly decreased the business of taxi companies. It has become such a huge problem for taxi companies that they took it as far as to all come together for a rally just this past week in London. Multiple different taxi companies expressed their concern for their business and what they are going to do to prevent more business loss.
However, this is not a problem that has just begun. Uber has been around for a few years but only just started to become popular by people of all ages this year. Because of this Taxi Rallies are not only being held in London, but bigger cities including Toronto also had a similar event take place to show their support for taxis in their city.
As this problem continues to grow we will see what taxi companies here in London are doing to compete with Uber, in hopes it will no longer be a struggling business.