In the capital of the United Kingdom, Uber has lot its license. And if it loses its appeal, then Londoners and visitors will have to call a black cab, use the tube or find another ride-sharing service. Uber first had its license suspended in London in 2017. The city didn't like how the company responded to serious crimes and questions about its safety. But it's been given probation period since then, which allowed Uber to keep getting rides.
Now, though, Transport for London says it's identified a, quote, pattern of failures that have put passengers at risk, including thousands of trips that were given by unauthorized drivers, some of whom have been fired but faked being authorized ones. Uber says it's changed its business and is now, quote, "setting the standard on safety". It calls London's decision extraordinary and wrong.
You can still order an Uber there. The service is allowed to keep operating while the appeals process plays out. But there are concerns about the future of its 45,000 drivers in London if it permanently loses its license there.
There are also concerns about Uber's revenues. London makes up a significant part of those and the company is facing more competition there from other ride-sharing services.
但现在，伦敦交通局裁定，优步的“失败模式”使乘客处于危险之中，比如未经授权的驾驶员接载乘客数千次，有些已被解雇的驾驶员伪装成获授权司机继续接载乘客等 。优步表示，公司已做出了更改，现在已设置安全标准 。优步称伦敦的决定令人意想不到，而且是错误的 。
现在人们仍可以在伦敦使用优步的叫车服务 。在上诉期间，该服务获准可以继续运营 。但如果优步在伦敦被永久吊销执照，那公司4.5万名驾驶员的未来将令人倍感担忧 。
优步公司的收入同样令人感到担忧 。伦敦市场是优步收入的重要组织部分，而现在优步在伦敦面临着来自其他顺风车服务的更多竞争 。
1. respond to 应对；作出回应；作出反应；
The world community has been slow to respond to the crisis.
2. put sb./sth. at risk 处境危险；有风险的；在危险中；
If they have the virus they are pu tting patients at risk.
3. play out （使）（戏剧性的事件）逐渐发生；（使）展开；
Her union reforms were played out against a background of rising unemployment.
4. make up 组成；构成；
North Africans make up the largest and poorest immigrant group in the country.