London Plans Curbs on Uber With Driver Tests, Pickup Limits

  • Transport regulator wants language, navigation tests
  • Taxi-app firm says proposals would hide location of cars

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber Technologies Inc.'s app in London.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. faces curbs on its expansion in the U.K. after London Mayor Boris Johnson’s transport regulator proposed that drivers of private-hire minicabs should face English-language and navigational tests, stricter insurance requirements and limits on bookings.

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