Philadelphia Seizes at Least 5 UberX Cars After Uber Launch

Parking authority insists Uber's an illegal taxi service


Cat and mouse: That's what Uber's recent deployment of its UberX service feels like in Philadelphia.

The on-demand car service officially announced in an email blast Friday afternoon that it was launching UberX in Philadelphia that weekend—for those otherwise Uber-less, that's the service's lowest-tier car option that involves normal people, in normal vehicles, picking you up instead of Uber's fancier black-car offerings.