Car sharing service Uber banned in Germany

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  1. uggboy
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    Car sharing service Uber banned in Germany

     
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    Wasn't Uber banned in Berlin then it was over-ruled a few weeks ago?
    Does this supersede the suspension on the ban?
     
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    So Spiel ist aus für Uber her kilometer hackers, caput.
     
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  4. WilliamQ

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    I think competition is good but did Uber has a corporate policy on insurance.
    If a Uber driver gets into an accident, the passenger might be left hanging if the individual insurance excludes using the private vehicle for commercial purposes.
    How much could the driver cover your medical bills?

    In a "similar" business but different industry , I think Airbnb has some kind of insurance for home owners to claim against from damaged property.
     
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    I guess, federal law supersedes local / regional laws.
     
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    Well said, but I was nevertheless surprised that the Uber service is now "banned" in the whole of Germany. No, they clearly don't like competition.
     
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    This insurance situation alone makes it very difficult for me to "use" Uber, as I don't like this situation especially when it's about being insured or not and by how much. To be honest, I haven't used Uber so far, and reading this doesn't makes it more likely IMHO.
     
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    Just wait until you know who finds out ...

     
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  9. Terry Yap

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    Uber is getting pretty active in Asia too
     

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