Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will begin trialing a feature on October 18 that will allow passengers and drivers to blacklist each other, marking the latest in a series of upgrades to its security features.

The blacklisting function (in Chinese) will be accessible when canceling an order, as well as through the driver evaluation and complaints pages. Should one party decide to block the other, the driver and passenger will not be matched for 12 months.

Didi says that once an individual has been put onto a blacklist during the trial period, they cannot be removed.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.