Uber suspending operations in Vienna after court ruling

Vastavam web: Ride-hailing service Uber said it was suspending operations in Vienna today after a court upheld a complaint against its business practices brought by a local taxi company.Uber’s Austrian arm said in a statement: “Sadly today’s decision by Vienna’s commercial court for now does not allow us to offer our services UberX, UberBLACK and uberVAN in Vienna”.It said Uber represented unfair competition as it did not have to abide by the same rules as traditional taxi companies for picking up passengers.

“We’re delighted with the court’s decision,” said Taxi 40100 head Christian Holzhauser.Ride-hailing services have met with protests from taxi drivers in numerous cities and varying levels of resistance from authorities around the world.