The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia received a complaint from GetTaxi Rus LLC, it will be considered within a month or three, the press service of the department told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the Vedomosti newspaper reported that the Gett online taxi ordering service asked the head of the FAS Igor Artemyev to study the activities of Yandex YNDX.Taxi. According to the publication, Gett fears that Yandex.Taxi is using hidden functions in its application to track users. Gett users reported that after installing the Gett application, Yandex.Taxi became cheaper for them, the newspaper said.
“The FAS Russia received a complaint from GetTaxi Rus LLC. However, we cannot disclose information on it, since the document is labeled” for official use. “
According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, the FAS can consider a complaint within a month with a subsequent extension for another two.
Artemyev reported on September 20 that the FAS is consulting with taxi aggregators Yandex.Taxi and Uber on their pricing policy in Russia.
Earlier, he noted that the service sees examples of how the cost of Yandex.Taxi and Uber services varies for different consumers, depending on certain factors. For example, Yandex.Taxi’s prices for one route for the same time differ by 100 rubles, depending on the client (the company explains this by experiment). At Uber, the official speakers of the company noted, a special algorithm assesses the paying capacity of customers by a number of parameters, and then sets a different price.