Uber is to launch its ride-hailing service in New York City and Sydney on a trial basis.
Uber’s trial is due to begin in New London on August 18 and will last until November 20, a company spokesperson told TechRadars.
It will be used as a testing ground for its future ride-hire services, and is expected to launch on a much larger scale.
Uber’s New York trial will see up to 400,000 people sign up to the service, and the Sydney trial will use around 1 million people, according to the spokesperson.
The Sydney trial is likely to be the first test of Uber’s future fleet.
Uber had previously announced that it would start testing its service in the city in late 2018.
The company is currently operating in eight cities across Australia, with plans to expand to the rest of the world in 2020.
Uber says the Sydney launch will be the largest and most efficient trial to date, and will see a significant reduction in wait times for drivers in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and New York.