5th March 2019 – (Hong Kong) Uber Hong Kong announced recently that they would launch a new online Uber Flash service which allow users to order taxis online.
In a press conference scheduled for this morning, Uber’s partner, Tin Shing Motors Holdings Limited was absent from the launch implying that their collaboration may have been called off.
Many taxi unions in Hong Kong were disgruntled over the untimely partnership between Uber and Tin Shing Motors as most taxi drivers criticised Uber for operating illegal hailing cab service using private vehicles. It is highly possible that Tin Shing Motors may have subdued themselves to industry pressure.
Tin Shing Motors and Tin Shing Taxis only have a combined fleet of 28 taxis which is less than 1% of the total 18,000 taxis in Hong Kong.
Despite the hiccups during the press conference earlier, UBER has just sent mass email messages to their customers informing them of the launch of FLASH.