How Travis Kalanick aims to drive Uber’s growth in the Gulf region

Travis Kalanick has it all worked out. Just ask him. He sees the future, and what it looks like is pretty different from what most people experience every day. Not surprisingly, it all starts with Uber.

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“We are making sure that [residents] have an affordable way to get around in the city,” Kalanick says.

Travis Kalanick has it all worked out. Just ask him. He sees the future, and what it looks like is pretty different from what most people experience every day. Not surprisingly, it all starts with Uber.

With a ride-sharing system, says the 40-year-old bachelor and CEO of the transportation company that has gained global notoriety, one car can be shared by 30 people.

“The cost of that kind of service can get so low that it’s cheaper than owning a car, and when it’s cheaper, more reliable and higher quality than owning a car then people don’t own cars anymore, and when people don’t own cars anymore then you rid the streets of traffic, you rid the air of pollution, you make the roads safer and you create tens of thousands of jobs in each city where you do it,” he says.

In one run-on sentence, Kalanick moves from customers using an app to less congestion, cleaner air and more jobs. But this is exactly how the native Californian operates. Much like his drivers, he is always on the go and refuses to slow down. More info

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