Court in Berlin Upholds Ban on Uber Service

A Berlin court has upheld a ban on the U.S-based online taxi service Uber, which allows users to summon a ride with their smartphones, saying the company did not comply with German laws on the carriage of passengers. The ruling by the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Appeals Tribunal confirms a ban from last August that prohibited the service because it did not offer drivers and vehicles licensed to carry passengers or provide full insurance cover.