Uber is firing on all cylinders these days as it rolls out new features, expands around the world and keeps poaching drivers from its biggest competitor Lyft. The company shared an update on its goal of coating the entire nation with black cars, announcing that it has expanded to more than 200 cities around the globe. In total, Uber now covers 205 cities in 45 countries around the world. The company has hit its fair share of speed bumps along the way for sure, but it’s not showing any sign of slowing down in its race towards total domination.
Uber hit an über milestone today. The company claims its car services are now available to 55 percent of the U.S. population, following its unusually rapid roll-out today in 22 new college towns. The company revealed this news in a blog post that was quickly pulled after it went live. The company later confirmed the news in a new post. Uber also revealed in a separate post today that it is now in 180 cities globally, following its debut in Australia’s Gold Coast and Wellington, New Zealand. Hours later, however, Uber upped that figure to205 cities. Uber has long targeted students with promotional offerings like moving help, on-demand puppies, andfree rides, but today’s roll-out appears unprecedented.