China’s biggest ride-hailing app, Didi Chuxing, have been forced to make changes to its carpooling service Hitch, after investigating the murder of a passenger allegedly killed by their driver.
The victim, a 21-year-old air stewardess, was killed on 5th May as she used Didi’s Hitch Service. Chinese media firm The Global Times states that police reports suggest the passenger was murdered by her driver using a weapon.
DiDi swiftly suspended the service and have re-launched with several new safety features in a bid to regain trust in the service.
In a statement made by DiDi the following safety features have been introduced onto Hitch: