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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Alibaba’s AutoNavi launches ride-hailing service in bid to become a mobility mega platform

As the ride-hailing market in China heats up again, Alibaba-owned AutoNavi (高德地图) also known as Amap has announced that its own ride-hailing service Gaode Jiaoche (高德叫车) has gone online, TechNode’s Chinese sister site reports. The move is just another small step for AutoNavi towards building its one-stop mobility aggregation platform. AutoNavi’s platform Gaode Yixing (高德易行平台) […]

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