Letter to The Times, 9 June 2014.
Portable digital technology is a challenge to the old-fashioned organisation of taxis and hire cars
Sir, This week London is going to halt when angry cabbies protest about the Uber car service. They say Uber is taking their work but does not have to respect the same regulations.
Since Uber and Hailo appeared people have begun to realise that the private hire and taxi industry has enormous potential. As a trade, we should embrace these changes and accept that global taxi brands are coming. I think Uber is wrong in seeking to eliminate the taxi operator altogether, rather than working with existing networks. Private operators already have two thirds of the market and providing an excellent service.
Uber may be the Goliath of the taxi industry but the market is gearing up to meet the challenge head on. We live in dynamic times.