… the Taxi Federation would be better working on new technologies for its members rather than engaging in a propaganda war with Uber, and while it may win this battle, it risks losing the war.Along the way Apperley tells anecdotes, making a number of good points. Here he is on the rort where drivers pay a small fortune to install mandatory cameras:
I asked a driver one day what they cost to install and he told me about $2,000. $2,000. You can buy these things, with an internet connection for $200. Someone is making a pretty penny out of those installs. You don’t need a camera in the Uber car. You are tracked in real-time and you have the driver’s photo.Apperley is a Uber fan. He thinks the company is good news for consumers and drivers, leaving the cartel like Taxi federations in the dust.