Italy approves using Uber cars after court lifts block

An Italian court in Rome suspended on Friday a lower court ruling that had blocked the use of smart phone apps for Uber cars in Italy, Reuters reported.

The court accepted an appeal by Uber against the first ruling, made a week ago, which said Uber could not use its Black, Lux, Suv, X, XL, Select and Van phone applications nor could it promote or advertise its services in Italy, Reuters added.

Reuters indicated that the first court had ruled in favor of a suit filed by Italy’s major traditional taxi associations, taking the view that the apps constituted unfair competition.

Italy’s two main consumer groups, Codacons and UNC, welcomed the latest ruling, saying it gave people more choice, Reuters explained.

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