A London granted the company an operating license lasting just 15 months, short of the five-year permit Uber had been seeking.
That means the company will remain under scrutiny and serve a probation period of sorts in meeting the terms of regulators at Transport for London.
"The rapid and very recent changes undergone by [Uber] lead me to conclude that a shorter period will enable Transport for London to test out the new arrangements," the judge wrote in her ruling.
London transport officials had revoked Uber's license in September. They had objected, among other things, to the company's failure to report serious criminal offenses and its use of technology to allegedly evade law enforcement officials.
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