London Uber drivers must prove their English skills

LONDON: London’s vehicle supervisors said that all drivers of private contract vehicles must talk, listen to, peruse and compose English to a set level, heightening a fight with taxi application Uber which says the normal standard is too high.

Prior this year, the capital’s vehicle power said it would present the measure as a major aspect of a progression of stricter guidelines on applications, for example, Uber and private contract firms like Addison Lee while supporting the city’s notorious dark taxicabs.

The move incited San Francisco-based Uber, which permits clients to book travels on their cell phone, to make lawful move contending that the composed segment was excessively requesting.

Yet, on Monday, controller Transport for London (TfL) said drivers will need to take either an English capability test or give verification, for example, a British school capability, that they can meet the required level.

“Drivers must have the capacity to speak with travelers to talk about a course, or passage, and also perusing and comprehension critical administrative, wellbeing and travel data,” TfL said in an announcement.

A hearing for the situation brought by Uber, whose financial specialists incorporate Goldman Sachs and Alphabet Inc. unit GV, once in the past known as Google Ventures, is expected in December. A representative said on Monday:

“We’ve generally bolstered communicated in English aptitudes, however passing a composed English exam has nothing to do with speaking with travelers or getting them securely from A to B… Transport for London ought to reconsider and scrap these pointless new guidelines.”