Didi, recently in the swamp of passenger safety concerns, is testing in-car video recording.

Reported by local media iyiou.com (in Chinese), passengers may find an in-app notification asking whether to activate in-car recording for safety protection. According to Didi’s response to iyiou.com, the function is not yet widely used, and not all Didi vehicles are equipped with a device.

Didi told TechNode that the recording trial started from the beginning of this year. Some vehicles in 5 pilot cities including Shenzhen and Nanjing are adopting the recording solution as the government’s compulsory demand. Further future plans are still under the company’s internal discussion. The use of recording devices is also likely to provide evidence for regular service disputes.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com