On the late evening of November 27, the Chinese ride-hailing app Didi crashed. DiDi users in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou reported on social media that they were unable to use the DiDi app and that the maps were not loading.
Chinese tech giant Baidu has obtained licensing for commercial operation of its fully driverless ride-hailing service in Shenzhen.
In recent years, the competition in the online ride-hailing industry has become increasingly fierce. Autonomous driving has become an important focus for online ride-hailing platforms. Didi, T3 Go, Cao Cao Mobility and other online ride-hailing platforms have successively announced their plans for autonomous driving and proposed "small goals".
Placing an order for a ride within ByteDance's short video app Douyin has become a reality. The platform has allowed online ride-hailing service providers' mini-programs to settle in the app.
The Shanghai municipal government announced on September 21 that the city's first batch of fuel cell vehicles for ride-hailing will be put into operation by the end of this month.
Tencent recently tested its new car-hailing function under the WeChat mini-program named "Travel Service".
On Friday, WM Motor, an electric vehicle startup, launched the 2022 version of its E.5, a smart, pure electric sedan including two models with price tags (after subsidies) of 180,100 yuan ($28,251) and 190,100 yuan ($29,820).
On Monday evening, a coalition of eight Chinese governmental departments jointly revised and issued a notice regarding the strengthening of supervision over online ride-hailing services.
Huawei Petal Maps launched its direct integration to Bolt, a popular ride hailing service, bringing new convenience features to European and African users.
On Wednesday, five Chinese regulators have summoned and interviewed 11 ride-hailing firms, including Didi Chuxing and Shouqi, asking them to rectify illegal operation problems and actions that disrupt the market order.
Baidu officially unveiled its robotaxi ride-hailing pilot program to the public in Guangzhou, becoming the largest autonomous driving vehicle-for-hire platform in the city.
DiDi released a “2020 in Numbers” report on Thursday to capture the firm’s highlights from last year, with the pandemic in 2020 bringing the firm new opportunities and challenges.
Chinese ride-hailing and carpooling startup Dida Chuxing on Oct. 8 filed for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, sponsored by Haitong International Capital Ltd. and Nomura International (Hong Kong) Ltd.
On January 22, Didi Chuxing (DiDi), China’s largest ride sharing platform, launched Latin America’s first shared electric vehicle (EV) fleet through its app in Mexico.
Bloomberg reports Chinese ride-hailing company Dida Chuxing is expected to raise up to $300 million in a pre-IPO round.
Xiaoju Car Service, the one-stop car rental and care service platform backed by Didi Chuxing, had reached a cooperation agreement with EV manufacturer Xpeng.
On November 8, Didi decided to implement the same curfew for both male and female passengers, banning both from ride-hailing on Hitch after 8pm.
Chinese travel service provider Ctrip announced yesterday that it will be launching an overseas ride-hailing service on its app to help Chinese tourists on their travels outside of China.
With the development of the Internet, Chinese youngsters can now enjoy convenient life services simply by installing several applications on their smartphones, such as renting apartments with housing platforms like Ziroom and riding with ride-hailing apps like Didi.