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.
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