After several tragedies of passenger rape and murder while using Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing company, people have once again raised concerns about safety.
The cold Beijing winter took a heavy toll on Didi as the Chinese ride-hailing giant announced today that it will lay off 15 percent, roughly 2,000 staff members, this year.
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, Didi, the ride-hailing giant in China, announced the launch of a safety rectification plan on September 4, suspending all late-night ride-hailing services across the platform for a whole week.
Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) announced that it will be launching DiDi Express on June 25 in Melbourne, after a month of pilot operations in Geelong.
After a flight attendant was allegedly killed by a DiDi Hitch driver during a night ride, the ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing published safety enhancement plans on May 16, stating that it will bear all relevant responsibilities regarding safety incidents including traffic accidents and criminal cases going forward.