The year Uber spent doubling its trip count was also marred by a lot of issues, some of which continue to plague the company. It has been sued and investigated for gender and race discrimination, revealed a data breach that it at one point worked to hide, was sued over the data breach, issued layoffs and replaced its CEO. It has also dealt with continued scrutiny into how it treats and pays drivers, a fatal crash involving one of its self-driving cars, sexual assault accusations against its drivers and the Waymo lawsuit that the company settled in February. But despite a rather challenging year, the company seems to still be performing well with customers.
Rival Lyft, which launched its first international service in December, hit one million rides per day last July and 500 million rides total in October.