Uber has announced its intention to connect the legendary black cabs in London to its app, reports The Verge.

The service is planned to be launched in 2024. However, registration of London drivers has already begun. This agreement is considered to be quite symbolic, as black cabs in London are considered to be one of the most famous taxis in the world.

Meanwhile, not everyone is thrilled with Uber’s attempts to attract taxi drivers to its app. For example, the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) doubts that drivers will start using the app.

“There is no demand for this partnership from the London licensed taxi drivers we represent or our passengers,” LTDA general secretary Steve McNamara said in a statement.

He reminded that passengers can already book a ride in a London black cab through numerous apps, including Gett, Taxiapp, FreeNow, and ComCab.

“We have no interest in sullying the name of London’s iconic, world-renowned black cab trade by aligning it with Uber, it’s poor safety record and everything else that comes with it,” he added.

As it is known, Uber has taxis operating in 33 countries. Some of the largest markets by volume include Hong Kong, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, and Turkey.