Reports said, ride hiring leader Uber will exit from from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require taxi-drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors.
According to reports, taxi driver unions and politicians have protested that Uber has an unfair advantage by not meeting legal standards required for customary taxi firms.
Uber said almost 300,000 riders use its app in Denmark and it has around 2,000 drivers. The service will finish on 18 April.
Uber said in a statement: “For us to operate in Denmark again the proposed regulations need to change. We will continue to work with the government in the hope that they will update their proposed regulations and enable Danes to enjoy the benefits of modern technologies like Uber.”
The company has been operational in Denmark for almost three years.
Meanwhile the company said it would “allocate resources” to aid Uber drivers during the exile process. Uber however will keep its software division in Aarhus in northern Denmark where it hires 40 people.
This is not the very first example Uber has been facing resistance from traditional taxi drivers in cities around the world. In the UK, a 2015 High Court challenge in disagreement that Uber should be regulated in the same way as other London taxi businesses was dismissed by a judge.
Nevertheless in 2016, Uber drivers won the right to be considered as workers rather than as self-employed.
Recently the company suspended its self-driving cars following an accident in Arizona when one of the driverless vehicles – a Volvo SUV – ended up on its side.
Meanwhile the company has also been encountering downbeat stories about its workplace practices and a number of executives have left the company, including the president Jeff Jones.