Unlicensed taxis are only the start
Barcelona is currently ground zero for a row about Uber. It’s fascinating to watch the disruptive influence of these companies (let’s not forget that Uber is owned by Google who, as kingpins of the internet, know a thing or two about disruption).
But greater disruption than unlicensed taxis are on the horizon. Drivers are the most expensive cost of many transport operations. Driverless cars (also developed by Google) herald the prospect of no taxi drivers at all.
Better brace ourselves, transport operations are facing a bumpy ride.