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Uber shuts down in Denmark

28. marts 2017 / Danmark

Uber is used by more than 2,000 drivers and 300,000 riders in Denmark, providing affordable and reliable transportation at the push of a button. Unfortunately, due to the upcoming changes in regulations, we have been left with no choice but to close the service on 18 April 2017.

We hoped the new laws would embrace new technology and allow existing cars on the road to be used for ridesharing apps like Uber. However, the law currently proposed will not allow drivers to use their privately owned cars for ridesharing and requires the installation of expensive, old style taximeters and seat-sensors — effectively blocking the use of modern technology, like smartphones, which can serve the same functions.

Uber is not leaving Denmark. We have a team of 40 talented engineers based in Aarhus who help develop Uber technology for users around the world. As our team in Aarhus grows, we hope that Denmark will live up to its reputation as a technology friendly nation and allow Danish people to benefit from this local engineering work.

For Uber to be available in Denmark again, the proposed regulations need to change. We will work hard and push the government for a new law that will enable hundreds of thousands of Danes to again enjoy the benefits of Uber.

Your voice is also very important and can help save your Uber in Denmark. Please contact your politicians and let them know that you want a law that embraces modern technology and allows Danes to enjoy the the benefits of apps like Uber.

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Radikale Venstre
Det Konservative Folkeparti
Socialistisk Folkeparti
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Dansk Folkeparti

We thank you for your support. It has contributed to the success of Uber in Copenhagen with more than 300.000 users.