DiDi Introduces Smart Transportation Solution for Traffic Management

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest mobile transportation platform, together with Chinese traffic management authorities, today launched an integrated solution for smart city traffic management, nicknamed “DiDi Smart Transportation Brain.”


The DiDi Smart Transportation Brain has been adopted by more than 20 Chinese cities and is guided by three principal features: Discover, Decide and Deploy. Integrating DiDi’s robust anonymized traffic data, as well as data resources from local government and business partners, the solution facilitates real-time data leveraging cloud computing and AI-based technologies to provide cities with a range of transportation infrastructure improvements, including traffic flow measurements, “Smart Traffic Signals,” reversible lanes, and traffic management programs for maintenance scheduling and system assessments.

In Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province, Smart Traffic Signals have been installed at 344 road intersections, saving more than 30,000 hours of travel time for local commuters, or an annual savings of over 11.5 million hours. As a result, average traffic delays have been shortened by 10% to 20%. In total, DiDi has introduced Smart Traffic Signals on over 1,200 intersections nationwide.

Cheng Wei, Founder and CEO of Didi Chuxing said, “Over the past five years, transportation has rapidly come online around the world. In China, 80% of Chinese taxi drivers pick up riders using DiDi's platform. With smart transportation core to DiDi's strategy, we are closely engaged with the physical offline aspect, bringing a unique offering to cities.”

Zhang Bo, CTO of Didi Chuxing, said, “DiDi is committed to becoming a provider of smart transportation services as we view people, vehicles and traffic lights as the essential components of our traffic system. By making use of DiDi big data capabilities, the Smart Transportation Brain will continue evolving to upgrade the integrated solution for urban traffic problems.”

To support scientific research on transportation, DiDi also expanded its GAIA initiative worldwide earlier this month, providing researchers access to anonymized route data from the DiDi platform. (Please find more details on: https://gaia.didichuxing.com/en)

About Didi Chuxing

Didi Chuxing is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation options for over 450 million users, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Hitch, Bus, Minibus, Designated Driving, Car Rental, Enterprise Solutions and Bike-Sharing. With its daily rides reaching up to 25 million, over 21 million drivers and car owners are generating flexible income on DiDi platform. DiDi acquired Uber China in August 2016.

DiDi leverages its big data-driven artificial intelligence capabilities to promote the transformation and upgrading of the taxi industry and bus industry and help cities develop smart transportation solutions. It develops intelligent driving projects and expand business in new energy vehicle industry, along with its acceleration of internationalization. DiDi has created investment and technology partnerships with seven international rideshare leaders, including Grab, Lyft, Ola, Uber, 99, Taxify and Careem. The global network reaches over 60% of the world’s population and covers over 1000 cities. DiDi is committed to working with communities and partners to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges. By continuously improving the user experience and creating social value continuously, it strives to build an open, efficient, collaborative, and sustainable transportation ecosystem.

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