When the Mayor insulted black cabbies at the last Mayors Question Time (MQT) by calling them luddites, he clearly did not realise the numbers of cabbies already signed up to HAILO. Its a British technology platform that matches taxi drivers and passengers through its mobile phone application, founded in London since 2011. 16,000 odd cabbies out of the 25,000 are registered with Hailo and while it may not be Uber, its most certainly a technology application. That is over 60 per cent of black cabbies registered with TfL.
So in light of these facts, an apology from the Mayor should be forthcoming immediately.