Global leading Taxi aggregator platform Uber said that the ride-hailing services had completed 5 billion trips on thursday.
The news comes after a string of setbacks for the privately held firm, including the resignation of Chief Executive Travis Kalanick last week and firing of the technology whiz it had hired to lead its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski, after he failed to comply with a court order to hand over documents at the centre of a legal dispute between Uber and Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit.
Founded in 2010, Uber said 156 trips started at the same time, helping the company cross the milestone.
Uber, which has been rocked by several high-level executive departures in the past few months as it grapples with a series of controversies, has been also looking for a chief operating officer to help change its now-notorious “bro” culture.
Uber and Alphabet are battling over technology expected to revolutionize the way people use cars.