From April 28th to May 4th, DiDi will distribute a total of ¥200 million RMB ($29 million USD) in rewards to drivers using the DiDi ride-hailing app in nearly 80 cities across China.
On March 29th, it was announced that DiDi's autonomous driving service has become one of the first companies to receive a qualification for intelligent networked demonstration operations in Guangzhou. Recently, it officially started accepting orders in Guangzhou and charges fees based on actual mileage and usage time, as regular taxi services.
As of now, more than 10 cities in China have allowed autonomous vehicles to engage in commercial trial operations, within specific areas and time periods, according to a a press conference held by China's Ministry of Transport on August 25.
Leading Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing announced that its global daily trips reached a record of more than 50 million on Aug. 25, which was Chinese Valentine’s Day.
Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing (Didi) launched a variety show to tell Didi drivers’ stories and rebuild the company’s image mired by recent criticism.
Chinese automotive company Geely led a Series C financing round of $55 million into German flying taxi company Volocopter.
A Shanghai passenger riding in a premium ride service of Didi, China’s ride-hailing giant, drank from a water bottle mixed with the driver’s urine on Oct. 9, according to Guangdong Radio Television (GRT).
On Sept. 27, 2018, DiDi Mobility Japan (DiDi Japan), a joint venture established by Didi Chuxing and Softbank Corp., kicks off its operation in Japan as its taxi-hailing app goes live in Osaka.
Following the recent rape and murder case, the founder and CEO of DiDi, Cheng Wei, and president, Jean Liu, issued a formal apology on August 28, detailing the intention to upgrade and build a more secure safety mechanism for the ride-hailing app.
Didi Chuxing, the China’s leading mobile transportation platform, and SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced the establishment of a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry.