About Didi Kuaidi
Didi-Kuaidi is a combination of the two largest taxi hailing companies in China - Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. Recently announced as a surprise merger in February 2015, both firms remain separate entities.
Majority stake, Didi Dache, originated as a Chinese taxi-hailing smartphone application.
The application shows the real-time locations of taxis on a map using the GPS technology and enables users to find a taxi though their smartphones. The users’ request will be sent to proximate cab drivers who will decide whether to accept the order or not.
Didi-Dache is very useful during off-peak periods when most taxis are idle. The application also enables passengers to catch a cab during peak hours by paying extra fees or tips.
Didi-Dache was launched in September, 2012 and has been downloaded more than five million times.