After over a year of being reviewed by Chinese regulators, online ride-hailing platform Didi officially announced on January 16 that it has resumed new user registration.
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.
Wang Xing, chairman and CEO of Meituan, and Mu Rongjun, executive director, both no longer shareholders of Shanghai Tutuan Technology Co., Ltd., the main operator of Meituan's online ride-hailing business.
LEVC, a high-end commercial car brand owned by Geely, released a new online ride-hailing platform on October 31 called "Top Hat Travel," or "Limao Chuxing" in Chinese. Top Hat Travel focuses on high-quality and customized travel services.
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.
On September 21, Caocao Mobility, a Geely-backed online ride-hailing platform, announced a new strategic cooperation involving Geely's Smart Driving Center and autonomous driving startup Pony.ai.
Meituan Taxi, the ride-hailing unit of Chinese local life services giant Meituan, on September 15 joined Tencent's travel service platform on WeChat for operations in Shanghai.
T3 Mobility, a Chinese online ride-hailing services provider, has joined Huawei's aggregated service platform for the industry, Petal Travel.
Caocao Mobility, a Geely-backed online ride-hailing platform, started cooperation related to robotaxis on September 5 with the Smart Driving Center of the Zhejiang Geely Automobile Research Institute.
Wanshun Car-Hailing, a Shenzhen-based ride-hailing service platform, has recently reached a cooperation agreement with an overseas special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC), planning to be listed in the US this year.
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.
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi's new energy vehicle will be manufactured by automaker Zedriv with the company's factory in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province about to be renovated for the new contract with Didi.
During a press conference held on the morning of August 19, officials of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) answered questions from reporters. One response pertained to a high profile investigation by authorities into Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi.
SAIC Mobility, a strategic brand of mobile travel under Chinese automotive giant SAIC, announced on August 15 that it has completed round-B financing totaling over 1 billion yuan ($14.7 million), with investment by SAIC, Momenta and other institutions.
Pony.ai, an autonomous driving company, announced on August 2 that it has reached a cooperation agreement with Chinese online ride-hailing platform Caocao Mobility, whereby the two sides will jointly promote the large-scale application of urban robotaxi services.
On the evening of July 25, a screenshot related to Didi's ongoing bankruptcy audit was leaked by an accounting firm employee. On Chinese social media platform Weibo, a user suspected of being a Didi employee confirmed that the firm's car-sharing business is going into liquidation.
China's Ministry of Transport issued a document on July 22 requiring the transportation authorities of all cities to collect license information of car-hailing companies and their vehicles and drivers for real-time sharing.
Tencent recently tested its new car-hailing function under the WeChat mini-program named "Travel Service".
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on July 21 issued a series of punishments for Chinese ride-hailing platform Didi, following a digital security review.