Hold On!

Hold Up

Please select a minimum of three sectors in the menu above.

Got It
  • Didi Kuaidi dominates car hire in China
  • Didi Kuaidi dominates car hire in China
    faux-tographer (2002) ©
SIGNAL

Didi Kuaidi dominates car hire in China

Companies that help make everyday tasks a little easier often become some of the fastest growing brands around. Uber’s simplification of getting a taxi is a perfect example of this. But while it’s become a global giant, it remains an underdog in China, with Didi Kuaidi dominating the market.

Canvas8

Related

  • Article image BlaBlaCar: hitchhiking in the digital age

    France may not be keen on Uber, but the country has fallen in love with another ride-sharing platform, BlaBlaCar, which allows people to take up free car seats on other people’s journeys. Boasting 20 million members across 19 countries, what’s behind the start-up’s success?

  • Arro upgrades the traditional NYC taxi Arro upgrades the traditional NYC taxi

    The competition between Uber and traditional yellow cabs is about to be taken up a gear in New York. A new app called Arro, to be launched in September 2015, will let passengers e-hail one of the 20,000-strong force of yellow and green cabs. But why would someone opt for Arro over Uber?

  • Article image Blacklane: the German anti-Uber

    While it’s been a big part of the personal mobility revolution, Uber has been heavily criticised for some of its controversial practices. How has German rival Blacklane – which now serves 180 cities across 50 countries – managed to expand its chauffeur-driven service without courting controversy?

  • Article image How Uber fulfils our ‘I want it now’ culture

    Push for a pizza, swipe for a cleaner and tap for a taxi. The rise of apps like Uber is facilitating the culture of ‘I want it, and I want it now’. For digital-savvy city-dwellers from London to Beijing, everything you need – from your dinner to a ride home – is just an app away.