Hitch is kabalingay service of the popular Chinese company Didi Chuxing, which is the market leader in China. A week ago it was forced to suspend Hitch because of the murder of 21-year-old passenger. Having studied the circumstances of the incident, the company is ready to take responsibility and to take all measures in order to travel with their service became safer.
The crime was committed by a man who used the profile of his father in Hitch for authorization in the system. He picked up his victim in the car and committed the murder. One of the reasons that this could happen, call service functionality, which allows to evaluate the passengers in appearance.
For example, for the evaluation of the passengers are female, you can use definitions such as “beauty” or “goddess”. Didi Chuxing said that user ratings will be taken in connection with the incident. In addition, will delete all user photos and replaced with a standard image.
This is not the only action that the company is willing to take to ensure the security of the traveling. The company will stop the service at night, from 10 PM to 6 am. In addition, it will introduce the function of facial recognition for drivers that will allow you to avoid unauthorized use of the service. Considered even the possibility of voice recording for the entire trip.
The company said that she is determined fully to assume all the legal obligations related to road traffic accidents, public security, criminal offences and disputes which affect their platform.
Carpooling, ridesharing, is a service that allows drivers to take fellow travelers on the way to anywhere. The company Didi Chuxing and their service Hitch almost no competitors in this segment in China market. In 2016, the company bought a share of Uber in China. In addition, it has shares in almost every major world taxi service.