Transport for London v Uber London Ltd and others

Transport – Private hire vehicle. The claimant Transport for London sought a declaration that the first defendant's, Uber, network private hire vehicles (PHVs) were not equipped with a taximeter in contravention of s 11 of the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. The Administrative Court, in granting a declaration, held that Uber's PHVs were not equipped with a taximeter as defined by s 11(3) of the Act. The driver's smartphone with a driver's app was not a device for calculating fare by itself or in conjunction with a server and even if it was, the vehicle was not equipped with it.

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