New Uber App Feature Slams Mayor as Cap Vote Nears
Uber is taking its feud with Mayor Bill de Blasio to the app itself.
It comes as the City Council is set to vote on a plan to cap the number of ride-share cars on the street.
Uber users can now select a "de Blasio" function on the app, showing what service would supposedly be like under proposed restrictions.
It displays a message of "see what happens", along with a 25 minute estimated wait time for a ride.
Uber critics say more regulations are needed to cut down on traffic, while supporters say they will hurt job growth and consumer choice.
A spokesperson for the mayor's office calls Uber's new de Blasio function "ugly and disingenuous."