Uber to suspend ride-hailing service in Budapest amid legislation row

July 18, 2016

Uber will suspend its ride-hailing service in Budapest on July 24 after the introduction of new legislation. 

Hungary's parliament passed legislation with the aim of curbing the activities of Uber following months of protests by taxi drivers. The app is also being challenged in France. 

The growth of apps such as Uber is an important area of focus for manufacturers, as it could lead to future demand for new cars. As a result, manufacturers have been securing ties with leading apps for ride-hailing and car sharing. Toyota has agreed terms with Uber, while GM has invested in Lyft and Volkswagen in Gett.

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