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.