As the ride-hailing market in China heats up again, Alibaba-owned AutoNavi (高德地图) also known as Amap has announced that its ride-hailing service Gaode Jiaoche (高德叫车) has gone online, TechNode’s Chinese sister site reports.

The move is just another small step for AutoNavi towards building its one-stop mobility aggregation platform. The ride-hailing service is integrated into AutoNavi’s platform Gaode Yixing (高德易行平台) along with other mobility options. The platform was launched in July 2017 and includes ride-hailing services from Didi, Shenzhou (神州专车), Shouqi (首汽约车), and Caocao (曹操专车). The platform also connects with China’s biggest bike rental companies ofo and Mobike as well as Alibaba’s travel and booking platform Fliggy (飞猪旅行), and other mobility services.

In March this year, the company launched a carpooling option presenting it as a public service aimed at reducing traffic. The company said it will not collect commissions from its drivers, allowing them to earn the full amount a passenger pays for the trip and promised not to subsidize the service.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.