Uber Technologies Inc. recently announced a 20% increase in bookings in the first quarter, although the figures fell short of analysts' expectations. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi remains optimistic, however, pointing to sustained growth and rising profitability, with EBITDA climbing 82% to $1.4 billion.

However, the company has suffered losses, mainly due to the devaluation of its stock market investments, but Khosrowshahi insists that Uber's growth is solid, with a notable increase in the number of rides and an expanding user base. He also stresses the importance of working with regulators to move forward responsibly.

As part of its partnership initiatives, Uber is focusing on the success of its alliance with Instacart, while also looking to extend the Uber Eats experience to other platforms, such as entertainment apps. As for the future of autonomous vehicles, Uber is open to the idea of welcoming autonomous Tesla vehicles into its fleet, provided that safety and regulations are met.

On the economic front, Khosrowshahi sees stable growth and no signs of consumer weakness, despite a backdrop of inflation. He also notes a recovery in business activity with Uber for Business.

Finally, Uber Teen, a service aimed at teenagers, is presented as a promising sector for the company, thanks to reinforced security measures that reassure parents. Uber plans to expand this service due to strong and growing demand.

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