Uber to Limit Moscow Service to Licensed Cars and Share Data With City

  • Data shared with officials to include traffic, driver numbers
  • Uber trails ride-hailing services from Yandex and Gett

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to limit its service in Moscow to drivers with a transportation license. The company said it will also share traffic data with city officials, as well as the number of drivers using the app each month.

Moscow’s transportation department had previously planned to ask police and a judge to ban Uber in Moscow if the company didn’t agree to submit information on cars’ routes and use only authorized taxi drivers, Maxim Liksutov, the head of Moscow’s transportation department, told Russia’s Gazeta.ru last month.

Uber faces competition in Russia from Yandex NV and Gett, which each have larger fleets. Uber offers its low-cost UberX service and black cars in the country. The company, which operates in seven Russian cities, plans to expand to 17 cities by the end of this year, according to a report on the Russian website RBC.

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