Brazil: Sao Paulo taxi drivers celebrate launch of app to rival Uber

Thousands of taxi drivers gathered in Sao Paulo on Monday to celebrate the launch of an app in the city which will compete with Uber. The app, known as 'SP Taxi' , was developed by Sao Paulo City Hall and officially launched by Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria on Monday. After months of tension between taxi companies and Uber drivers, the SP Taxi app aims to bring an end to the dominance of Uber... Еще in the city. Similar to other taxi-calling apps, the new service will allow drivers to give discounts to passengers, to rate taxi drivers, to pay with credit card and provide the price of the journey in advance. The City Hall hopes that within months the vast majority of Sao Paulo's taxi drivers will be registered in the app. More than 8,000 drivers signed up to the app on the morning it was launched, according to local media.

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