The launch of the company in Argentina brought to light other mobile services to unite drivers and passengers.
At first, the illegal introduction of Uber in Buenos Aires provoked a strong negative reaction from the taxi drivers and the union led by Omar Viviani. It created street cuts and a witch hunt aimed at prosecuting and denouncing private drivers who dared to earn a few pesos with the transport system based on the collaborative economy format.
These measures turned against the taxi drivers themselves, since they affected the supply of vehicles and, like a boomerang, encouraged the demand for vehicles without authorization. The fewer taxis available, the greater number of passengers willing to download the app and take Ubers, even if they were not legal.
Until they begin to add new players to the urban passenger transport market, there will continue to be trouble. Easy Taxi was already present, but it was banned in the City of Buenos Aires (though it continues to operate in other locations). Cabify also started to perform, offering remises, but they're targeting a premium and business segment. And the last to arrive on the battlefield were the exclusive applications of different companies of radio taxi and BA Taxi, the official applicants of the government of the city.
Although they present some differences, at the moment there seems to be an audience for all these apps. All agree on the method that binds the parties: to request a trip, the passenger must indicate the origin and destination and, once the vehicle is requested, you can check the information.
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