Google Maps Live Trip Sharing Now Available on iOS
Red Dead Redemption 2's install size hits 107 GB for Xbox One
Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 ditches Intel for a Snapdragon 850 chip
Evidence mounts that iPad Pro will ditch Lighting for USB-C
How to buy the iPhone XR unlocked
Didi Chuxing and SoftBank team up for ride-hailing in Japan
10 February 2018, 01:46 | Cameron Gross
China`s Didi Chuxing and Soft Bank Group Corp will roll out a venture in Japan later this year. Image source Reuters
Some of the world's best-known carmakers have teamed up with Chinese car-hailing firm Didi Chuxing to develop plans for a new electric car-sharing service in China.
The partnership will use DiDi technology to raise the efficiency of taxi operators and drivers in Japan, according to the company. Didi has raised almost $20 billion including a $4 billion round for global expansion which closed in December.
The two firms said in a statement they aim to trial matching services in Japan this year.
On Thursday Toyota Motor Corp said it would take a stake in taxi-hailing service JapanTaxi, set up by Japan's largest taxi firm, Nihon Kotsu, whose president, "prince of taxis" Ichiro Kawanabe, has vigorously opposed deregulation.
Tech-based disruptors like Didi and Uber Technologies Inc, as well as traditional carmakers, are all looking to get ahead in the ride-hailing market, amid a global shift in the auto industry towards car sharing, autonomous driving and electric vehicles. USA -based Uber Technologies is focusing on taxi-hailing here amid regulatory and other headwinds to its mainstay contract-driver-based business model.
There are also plans to integrate satellite services, such as insurance, maintenance and fix, parking spaces and charging points, into an industry-wide platform that Didi said will reduce costs and enhance efficiency for the entire EV supply chain.
Complications and conflicts are nothing new. Now, however, those relationships are moving into new levels of complication when SoftBank directly backs a new competitor in a market served by Uber.
SpaceX latest launch refuels fascination with space
The rocket is also said to be the most powerful rocket in operation in the world according to a New York Times article. Like so many others, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold was awe-struck by the livestreaming of " Starman " and his ride.
Kristina Shannon accuses Paul Marciano of sexual assault
Upton previously told Time magazine that Tsai was sacked "in what seemed to be retaliation" for his acting as a buffer for her. She was sacked from the shoot the next day, as was the protective snapper, she claims. "It made me question what I was doing.
Eagles Player Cuts Wrestling Promo At Super Bowl Parade
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took to Instagram Friday, reflecting on last Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles . Tom Brady breaks his silence after the Patriots suffered a brutal loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52 on February 4.
Turkey fulfills all obligations to EU
AP reported that it could not immediately reach the European Commission, which verifies compliance, for comment. The EU Commission will assess Turkey's position paper in terms of meeting its requirements.