Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi will over time remove drivers and vehicles that do not meet the company’s safety requirements, the latest in a series of safety measures following an investigation by China’s transportation authority.

The company made the announcement last night as part of a new round of plans to increase safety on its platform. Didi said it would gradually reduce orders dispatched to non-compliant drivers until they no longer received any passengers.

The safety upgrades follow a high-profile investigation by China’s Ministry of Transport, which claimed that the company had “lost control” of its drivers and vehicles after a series of safety issues. It said Didi’s carpool service Hitch lacked adequate safety measures, which could result in significant hazards. The ministry vowed to fine Didi executives.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen