The French government is preparing to take legal action against urban rideshare service UberPop, claiming it is providing an illegal taxi service by making a profit from its service, under the guise of carpooling. The UberPop service was launched in France by Uber two months ago, offering a service where individuals can offer lifts to others in their personal cars for a fee.
However, in France, carpooling for profit is illegal. The action will be taken before a crucial report on regulation of rideshare services is presented to the Prime Minister in mid-April by Thomas Thévenoud, the government-appointed mediator between taxis and rideshare companies. Read more from LesEchos.fr (Article in French).