Didi Kuaidi’s Hitch service effectively lets one passenger pick up another to share costs and network. The company said it will soon match passenger profiles so that users can select co-riders they are most likely to get on with for a more enjoyable commute across China’s congested urban spreads. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Social media on wheels: China’s Didi Kuaidi ‘no longer a taxi app', offers networking service as daily rides hit 7 million

New ‘Hitch’ programme helps passengers make friends during their commute; company says private-car requests now double number of daily taxi rides

Topic |   Future of transport

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Didi Kuaidi’s Hitch service effectively lets one passenger pick up another to share costs and network. The company said it will soon match passenger profiles so that users can select co-riders they are most likely to get on with for a more enjoyable commute across China’s congested urban spreads. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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