transportation- new technology-platforms- law- court decision (verdict


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In recent years, the advent of new technologies has impacting an increasing number of economic sectors including transportation. New organizational tools have emerged to facilitate the matching between service providers and consumers. In fact, Uber platform provided an innovative way, the application, to mediate the interaction between both drivers and riders. Platform operators usually provide information about the service user, facilitate online payment, and resolve disputes. The use of these platforms has been booting the rise of Uber and the ascent of this online empowered “sharing economy” has changed that numerous people live. The subsequent “shared economy” offers different options- frequently with reduce costs- compared to existing established taxi companies. These online platforms are on the way to eliminating the traditional way of transport. Consumers and other advocates praise Uber for their ability to provide new economic efficiency compared to traditional ridesharing options. Despite the effectiveness of these services, these platforms have a tendency to oppose existing administrative structures that guarantee wellbeing, quality, and supply. Operating in a grey area, Uber has been subjected to many litigation processes orchestrated by traditional taxi drivers who felt the urge to protect their existence. This paper aims to discuss the recent increase in the judicialization of the conflict between Uber and their partner-drivers. We will try to identify the nature of the activity and the relationship between the parties involved in the collaborative contract. We will also focus on the importance of implementing appropriate regulations in compliance with the characteristics of the “new economic model” and its impact on different fields such as labor law.



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