Didi and Softbank to launch taxi-hailing service in Japan

China-based global ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has launched Didi Mobility Japan, a joint venture with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. As ride-hailing is prohibited in Japan, Didi is focussing mainly on taxi operations. Its entrance into the local market will center on tech infrastructure support, which eyes technical and big data, and related driver and user experience […]

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Didi driver arrested for sexual assault on female passenger

Only one month after ride-hailing platform Didi resumed its Hitch service during night time after a murder of a female passenger by its driver led to its suspension, another assault has rocked the company’s reputation. Police in Huai’an city in Jiangsu province have arrested a driver named Liu for the suspected rape of a female […]

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Autonomous vehicles are coming but you won’t own one

Self-driving cars are a big deal in China. The country’s three tech giants—Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent (BAT)—are all working to develop the technology. In support of these companies and the many other startups operating in the autonomous driving space, the Chinese government is even working on a draft bill mandating that 50% of all vehicles […]

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