How Didi is plotting to commercialise driverless cars

Ride-hailing firms are ideally placed in the race to put autonomous vehicles on the road, argues the Chinese unicorn’s CTO. Didi is making a big push to be first.

How Didi is plotting to commercialise driverless cars

China’s homegrown ride-hailing unicorn Didi Chuxing is trying to solve one of the thorniest problems in motoring how to profit from self-driving cars.

Car makers globally have invested heavily in creating autonomous vehicles but consumers are unlikely to buy them until the technology is proved safe in variable weather or road conditions, especially after an Uber self-driving SUV killed Elaine Herzberg on March 18 in Arizona.

“It doesn’t make sense for a...

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