Dec 19, 2019 - Technology

Court bans Uber's ride-hailing services in Germany

An Uber car in Bavaria, Kirchheim

Photo: Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images

A German court on Thursday banned Uber in the country after it ruled that the U.S. company doesn't have a license to offer transport services using rental cars, Reuters reports.

The big picture: Uber, which is active in seven German cities, also lost its license to drive passengers in London in November after city regulators claimed it risked passenger safety.

What they're saying: A person close to the company told Reuters that Uber will shift its European operations, and the company is considering legal action against the German court's ruling.

  • “We will assess the court’s ruling and determine next steps to ensure our services in Germany continue,” an Uber spokesperson said.

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