Why men and women can’t use Didi's carpool service after 8pm
Chinese ride-hailing giant revises operation time for controversial Hitch service
Didi Chuxing will stop its carpooling service after 8pm for both men and women following a backlash on social media.
The service, called Hitch, was designed to match private car owners with commuters heading the same direction. It was suspended last year after two female passengers were raped and killed by their drivers in China, drawing accusations that the company wasn’t doing enough to protect women.
The Beijing-based company apologized on Thursday, saying the move was intended to ensure a safe and good commuting experience.