Uber drivers in London face having to take a written English language test, after the ride-hailing company lost a court battle Friday. The U.K. High Court decided Uber Technologies Inc. is subject to new rules being introduced by Transport for London, according to media reports. One requirement calls for private hire drivers to be able to pass the literacy test, which includes a 120-word essay, if they are a native of a non-English speaking country. The presiding justice acknowledged 40,000 drivers could miss out on a license to operate as a result. Transport for London brought in the rules after facing complaints from the black-cab industry. Uber has said it will appeal the court decision, the Financial Times reported.
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