Uber China announced that the company will invest CNY63 million to build an operating center in the Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone.

This is Uber's first major operating center outside North America. Meanwhile, it boasts the largest area and highest investment for the company.

According to Uber, this new operating center will be an operation and management hub that serves the company's cooperating car owners and passengers in China. It will provide various technical service support and collect and research user feedback.

Liu Zhen, head of Uber China strategy, said that Uber China will also establish its big data analysis center, customer experience support center, and new product research and development center in this Wuhan site.

Prior to this, Uber had two operating centers in Chicago and Phoenix, respectively. Those two centers serve over 75% of the population of 199 cities across North America.