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China’s Didi axes social features from carpooling service after passenger murder


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Didi said profile pictures on the service will be replaced with generic images and that the service will only be available from 6am to 10pm. — Reuters

Didi said profile pictures on the service will be replaced with generic images and that the service will only be available from 6am to 10pm. — Reuters

BEIJING: China's biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will disable features such as profile pictures, ratings and public tags from its carpooling service, as it looks to win back trust following the killing of a passenger that sparked questions about safety.

The 21-year-old female passenger, a flight attendant, was killed this month while travelling from an airport hotel to the Eastern Chinese city Zhengzhou's downtown area, allegedly by her driver who bypassed defective safety controls in the app.

   

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