哈啰出行打车业务81城同步上线 接入嘀嗒打造多元出行平台-Sina Tech

What happened: Hello TransTech, formerly known as Hello Bike, has entered partnership with Dida Chuxing, an up-and-coming competitor of Didi Chuxing, to speed up its foray into the ride-hailing industry. The tie-up would allow Hello TransTech users to hail taxis in 81 cities countrywide, including Shanghai, Nanjing and Chengdu, the three cities where the company start piloting taxi-hailing service on October 11.

Why it’s important: China’s transportation industry is experiencing a swift change of power in both two-wheeled and four-wheeled mobility services. As Mobike being acquired by Meituan and ofo stuck in cash strains, Alibaba-backed Hello TransTech rise quickly to gain market shares through deposit-free services and integration with Alibaba’s online food delivery service Ele.me. The bike rental startup now tries to pivot into four-wheeled mobility through a partnership with Dida Chuxing. As the second-largest ride-hailing company in China, Dida’s daily active users ballooned to 10.2 million while Didi is suffering from scandals about rider safety and industry monopoly.

Emma Lee

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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