China’s Didi gears up to launch ride-hailing service in Japan with SoftBank

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (Didi) has officially launched its taxi-hailing business in Japan, as part of a previously announced joint venture with SoftBank. Didi, for the uninitiated, emerged back in 2015 following a merger between local Chinese rivals Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, and the combined entity is now the market leader in Chi…Read More

Didi Chuxing tightens ride-sharing rules after murder

Autoblog ist jetzt Teil der Oath-Familie. Nach EU-Datenschutzgesetzen benötigen wir (Oath), unsere Anbieter und Partner Ihre Einwilligung, um auf Ihrem Gerät Cookies zu speichern, um Ihre Such-, Standort- und Browsing-Daten zu verwenden, Ihre Interessen zu verstehen und Anzeigen auf unseren Produkten zu personalisieren und zu messen. Oath stellt Ihnen auch personalisierte Anzeigen auf den Produkten […]

Didi sets new ridesharing safety measures following murder

China’s Didi Chuxing is rolling out new safety measures for its Hitch carpooling service after a driver allegedly killed a passenger last week. Drivers will need to verify their identities through facial recognition before each trip — the alleged murderer, who was also found dead over the weekend, was using his father’s Hitch account when […]

Didi Chuxing receives permit to test self-driving cars in California

You might not hail a ride from China’s Didi Chuxing unless you visit Mexico, but there’s still a real chance you’ll see its vehicles on the road. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has issued an autonomous vehicle testing permit to Didi’s American research wing, clearing it to operate self-driving cars as long as there’s a […]

Renault-Nissan and Didi plan self-driving ride service in China

Didi, the company that purchased the rights to Uber in China, plans to build an electric, autonomous ride-sharing service with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and other automakers. The two companies are currently in the exploration stages, but Renault said it will launch “robo-vehicle ride-hailing services” with Didi as part of its Alliance 2022 strategic plan. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi previously announced […]

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing raises $4 billion for AI push and international expansion

Didi Chuxing has announced another gargantuan equity funding round, as the Chinese ride-hailing giant reveals it has raised a further $ 4 billion. This latest round comes just eight months after the company raised $ 5.5 billion, which followed a year after it raised $ 7.3 billion from big-name backers including Apple. This new cash injection […]

How the global e-taxi landgrab is playing out between Uber, Didi, and others

ANALYSIS: The global e-taxi battle took another interesting turn this week when Didi Chuxing — by far the largest ride-hailing company in China — invested in Careem, an Uber rival that’s popular in dozens of cities across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The partnership represents the latest in a long string of collaborations, mergers, […]

Chinese e-taxi giant Didi grows its global footprint with Careem partnership

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (Didi) has made a strategic investment in Careem, a rival service that’s popular in parts of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The investment — for an undisclosed amount — represents part of a broader partnership that will see the duo “share knowledge in intelligent transportation technology, product development, and […]

‘Partner’ Didi Chuxing is freezing Uber out of Southeast Asia

Part of Uber’s sky-high $ 70 billion valuation was due to its optimism about expansion in China, India and other parts of Asia. However, its China adventure was a money bonfire that finished when it sold out to rival Didi Chuxing for $ 1 billion. Its plans for expansion to Thailand, Malaysia and other parts […]

Chinese e-taxi giant Didi goes bilingual with English-language app and real-time translations

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (“Didi”) has announced a new bilingual service as it looks to ramp up its appeal to international travelers. The company, which merged with Uber’s Chinese operations in a $ 30 billion deal last year, is rolling out an English-language interface initially for riders in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, thus opening the service to potentially […]