"Uber, one of the world's most popular taxiappar, now get the problem in one of the world's most popular tourist towns.nEn of their most used services are turned off in Catalonia as a result of a new law. n”See you later Barcelona”, writes the company in a statement. "
"The Catalan parliament has decided that the taxi services from and today need to take reservations 15 minutes before departure, reports The Independent. "
"this means that one of Ubers most popular services, Uber X, which is one of the cheapest price range are forced to close down in Barcelona. "
"On their Spanish website confirms Uber in a statement with the title ”See you later Barcelona” that the service no longer will go to use in the popular tourist town:"
"”because of the restrictions on taxi services, which has been approved by the Catalan parliament, we are forced to cancel the UberX service in Barcelona”. "
"”the Requirement to wait 15 minutes on taxi services does not exist anywhere in Europe, and is completely incompatible with the demand that is available on the on-demand services, such as UberX,” continues the statement. "
"According to the new rules of taxi services also did not show the potential customers of the car's whereabouts during the booking process. "
"If a driver violates the new rules are risking the person a fine of up to 14.530 crowns, writes CNBC. "
"The new rules will also apply to Spain's own taxiapp Cabify, which has one million users in Barcelona. "
"UberX has been operating in Barcelona since march 2018, and its presence has not been appreciated by the local taxiförarna who believe that the service constitutes an unfair competition. "
"The new taxiregleringen preceded by strong demonstrations that took place earlier in January of the taxi drivers, who, dressed in yellow vests protested against Uber and similar services in Madrid and Barcelona. "