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Novel Transportation Services

Uber is Launching a New Taxi Service in Tokyo Named Uber Taxi

— July 7, 2020 — Business
Uber announced that it soon operate in Tokoyo as a new taxi service, instead of its conventional ride-hailing operations. The new taxi service is being used due to the restrictions on ride-sharing platforms in the city. Uber’s new taxi service will be comprised of 600 different vehicles that will operate in high-density areas like the central business district, and other areas including Akihabara, Asakusa, as well as Shinagawa. Following this Uber Taxi will expand into other areas in the city by the end of the year.

Uber has been operating in Japan for a number of years now however the new service will allow the company to expand into another major market, even if it will be slightly different than its conventional services.

Image Credit: Uber
Trend Themes
1. Taxi Services Reinvented - There is a disruptive innovation opportunity for taxi companies to launch their own app or partner with existing ride-hailing apps to offer a seamless and efficient service.
2. Localized Ride-hailing Services - Startups and established ride-hailing services can explore the idea of offering localized services to comply with regulations and expand their reach in different markets.
3. Transportation Regulation Compliance Strategies - Companies can explore different regulatory compliance strategies and adapt their business models to comply with local transportation regulations to expand their business in new markets.
Industry Implications
1. Transportation - Innovation opportunities for taxi companies and ride-hailing startups to offer a more localized service in compliance with regulations.
2. Technology - Opportunities for the development of new technologies that enable transportation companies to offer localized and efficient ride-hailing services in compliance with regulations.
3. Regulatory Compliance - Consulting services that offer transportation companies with regulatory compliance strategies and solutions to expand their business in new markets.
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