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In June, Uber announced a $250 million investment to accelerate its technology expansion and expand its service to the region. In February 2017, Uber took two routes in India for passengers who use the service to rent a ride home.
Uber has made huge strides this year in the region in terms of innovation and support.
Its San Francisco start-up, UberX, has been growing, and the startup also plans trips at its California hubs, but will continue expanding in Southeast Asia. The company, which makes cash and pays its drivers an hourly rate of 25 cents to enter the United States, says it will operate more than 100,000 miles of Uber rides across all 50 states and several African nations in 2017 and beyond. It expects that UberX will create more than 7,000 jobs and expand in 12 U.S. cities, including Chicago.
Uber is also building a regional database of drivers through its ride-sharing service. Uber has also announced that it has a 10 percent stake in ride-sharing company Lyft to expand into the United States.