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Shell subsidiary applies for minicab licence in London

Aliya Ram and Andrew Ward in London: 19 JAN 2018

Royal Dutch Shell has applied for a licence to operate private hire taxis in London through one of its subsidiaries, marking the first move by an oil major to test out an Uber-style technology in Europe’s biggest car-booking market. Shell’s FarePilot app, which tells drivers where there is high demand for taxis, filed the application with London’s transport authority in July. If successful, the service could expand to offer a full taxi booking service for drivers to use. FULL FT ARTICLE and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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