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.
In the two weeks since Chinese authorities announced a major easing of COVID-19 control measures, a decrease in both supply and demand for urban vehicular transportation has caused order volumes on several leading domestic ride-hailing platforms to fall sharply.
Chinese tech leader Alibaba has helped thousands of people who have disabilities to find undifferentiated employment and live barrier-free in the past year, according to the annual report on helping those with special needs, jointly released by Alibaba and its philanthropy foundation.
AutoNavi, a digital map and navigation service provider backed by Alibaba, announced on October 21 that it was the first one in China to adapt to Apple iPhone14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max's Dynamic Island feature.
Polestar, a premium electric vehicle brand jointly owned by Volvo and Geely, on October 13 unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the Polestar 3. The model will be made available on the Chinese market in two versions for 880,000 yuan ($122,388) and 1.03 million yuan ($143,210).
Petal Travel, a car-hailing platform launched by Huawei in July this year, is planning a new expansion. It is also negotiating full access with another ride-hailing platform, T3 Go.
On August 22, China's Ministry of Transport conducted interviews with 11 ride-hailing service platforms including Didi, T3 Travel, AutoNavi, Caocao Mobility, and Meituan Taxi.
The mapping division of Chinese internet giant Baidu has been merged into the Intelligent Driving Group (IDG), instead of being overseen by Baidu's CTO Wang Haifeng.
Alibaba Group released a new wave of internal promotions, involving a total of 37 people. The list contains all middle and senior managers promoted to the internal classifications of "P10" (Senior Director), "M6" (Vice President) and "M7" (Senior Vice President).
At Alibaba's Investor Day held on December 17, Toby Xu, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group, shared seven key investment themes under the firm's two major investment directions in the future.
Meituan recently split its smart transportation platform, which was established less than one year ago. The car-hailing and unmanned vehicle distribution divisions under the platform are independent.
36Kr reported that Yu Yongfu has taken over the position of CEO for Alibaba's local life business group as Li Yonghe resigned.
Alibaba has announced a major organizational shift in its company, integrating three of its major location-based businesses, namely AutoNavi, Local Life and Fliggy, into its life services section.
AutoNavi has reached a deal with Feishu, Bytedance’s Office Suite APP, also known as Lark, and will be integrated within Feishu to provide enterprise car service for the platform’s users.
Volvo joined hands with Chinese tech companies including Alibaba’s AutoNavi and information tech company iFlyTek to launch its first pure-electric SUV XC40 RECHARGE on Sept. 26.
Chinese mapping and navigation services provider AutoNavi and smart mobility company WeRide have officially launched Robotaxi services in Guangzhou.