Uber has seen it all and everyone thought it’s use was shrinking after the #DeleteUber movement over sexism and a series of other scandals that saw the firm’s founder and CEO exit it late last month.
The cab hailing service has announced it has surpassed the 5-billion trip milestone globally since its launch in 2010. The technology company which now operates in over 570 cities worldwide said that this signified an important mark in their history and lauded all the Uber drivers worldwide who had made this a reality.
Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button? In late 2015, they hit a big milestone: one billion trips. Six months later, they crossed two billion. The company has experienced tremendous growth since then and continues to be one of the leading ride-sharing technology companies in the world.
As part of the celebration of this milestone, Uber globally selected 156 drivers who contributed significantly to the achievement of this fete. John Mwangi, an Uber driver using the application in Mombasa was one of these lucky few, each of whom received a cash token of $500 from the company.
The company said that moving forward, they would remain more focused than ever on building more modern, dynamic and intelligent features for riders and drivers that would get them to the next five billion.