Japan orders Uber to stop pilot program

Japan orders Uber to stop pilot program

AAP Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot program, saying it violates the country's laws, local media reports. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot program in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. It also expressed concern about pote…

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