While traditional cabs are likely already kitted out with the required tech, Uber's service relies on drivers using their own vehicles as taxis, and using smartphones as meters, so it would be harder for the company to comply. But competitors considered Uber's successful entry unfair to the country's 6,000 taxi drivers, who were already following stricter regulations.
Last month, Bloomberg released a video that showed Chief Executive Travis Kalanick berating an Uber driver who had complained about cuts to rates paid to drivers, resulting in Kalanick making a public apology.
Uber seems unwilling to adhere to the new requirements.
The company is appealing against the ruling, in which the tribunal dismissed as "faintly ridiculous" the idea that Uber was "a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common "platform".
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK-The Danish branch of the ride-hailing service Uber said Tuesday it is shutting down its services in Denmark due to a proposed law that toughens standards for cabs.
"It is unfortunate that there was no majority for the part of the government's proposals for a significant liberalisation of taxi law which would have made it easier for Uber and similar run services to operate legally in Denmark", the minister added.
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The company said in a statement: "For us to operate in Denmark again the proposed regulations need to change".
Despite the withdrawal from Denmark, the California-based company will maintain its software division in Aarhus, where 40 people are employed.
The report, which looked at all driving services, also lists two changes for the taxi industry.
The case is the result of a 2014 legal challenge from the Asociación Profesional Élite Taxi, Barcelona's main taxi operator. "Uber and Lyft may have left town, the city of Austin seems to be doing just fine without them".
The rules also cap the number of new drivers that can be licensed each quarter to 125.