Uber roadblocked: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 6 September 2019
India remains one of the most important markets for Uber’s future. In February 2015, the ride-hailing app added the first of several features unique to the world’s second-most populous country following allegations of rape and sexual assault by drivers: Indian consumers got a panic button and tracking feature. In March 2016 Uber started a research unit to focus exclusively on innovation for the Indian market. And in a total deviation from the traditional model of touchscreen-and-go to obtain an Uber ride, the company launched “Dial a Uber” in August 2016, allowing consumers without the app to use their phone numbers to hail a ride. But India’s Supreme Court may have dealt a blow to the popular transportation company, paving the way for a predatory pricing investigation. We’ll have more on this soon.
To read more
Subscribe to Global Competition Review
Subscribe and start reading now
Global Competition Review (GCR) is the complete source of news and analysis for competition practitioners. It keeps you up to speed with the issues and trends that matter, giving you the detail, and depth, you need to operate successfully.