Didi-Kuaidi said it has already begun partnership negotiations with almost 100 taxi companies in over 20 cities in China and will cooperate with the taxi industry for healthy joint development and mutual benefits.
The taxi companies to partner with Didi-Kuaidi are in provincial capitals such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Changsha, Chengdu, Nanchang, Shijiazhuang, Fuzhou, Haikou, Shenyang and Guiyang as well as third-tier cities such as Jiangmen, Sanya, Zhongshan, Fushun, Jixi, Bengbu and Yichang.
Didi-Kuaidi said it has always maintained strong communication links with taxi companies and hopes the “powered by Didi” scheme will promote healthy joint development between all parties.
The “Powered by Didi” scheme will help the taxi industry boost its revenue by introducing internet and big data technology. It will arrange systemized delivery of fares to increase taxi companies’ operational efficiency and cut down idling time between fares.
The ultimate goal is to achieve “zero vacancy”, increased revenue, fare optimization during peak hours and an online rating system to improve driver performance and customer satisfaction.
Didi-Kuaidi said it hopes its comprehensive transportation ecosystem platform will also benefit taxi drivers in various ways such as discounted meals, free bottled water, restroom facilities, petrol cards and even financial and investment advice for cab usage fees.
Although Didi-Kuaidi wants to leverage technology to boost taxi company earnings, it is not asking a cent from them in return.
Didi-Kuaidi also announced it has formed partnerships with over 20 car rentals in 12 Chinese cities such as in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Chengdu.(Translation by David)