Hitch is the carpelling service of the popular Chinese company Didi Chuxing, which is the leader in the Chinese market. A week ago, she was forced to suspend the work of Hitch because of the murder of a 21-year-old passenger. Having studied the circumstances of the incident, the company is ready to take responsibility and take all measures to ensure that trips with the help of their services are safer.
The crime was committed by a man who used his father’s profile in Hitch for authorization in the system. He picked up his victim in a car and committed a murder. One of the reasons that this could happen is called the service function, which allows you to evaluate the passengers in appearance.
For example, to evaluate female passengers, you can use such definitions as “beauty” or even “goddess.” Didi Chuxing said that the possibility of assessing users will be removed in connection with the incident. In addition, all photos of users will be deleted and replaced with standard images.
These are not the only measures that the company is ready to take to ensure the safety of travel. The company will stop the service at night, from 10 pm to 6 am. In addition, it will introduce the facial recognition function for drivers, which will avoid unauthorized use of the service. We even consider the possibility of recording a voice throughout the trip.
The company stated that it was determined to fully assume all the relevant legal obligations related to road traffic accidents, public safety, criminal offenses and disputes that would affect their platform.
Karpuling, it’s a ridding, is a service that allows drivers to take fellow travelers on their way to somewhere else. The company Didi Chuxing and their Hitch service has virtually no competitors in this segment in the Chinese market. In 2016, the company repurchased the share of Uber in China. In addition, it has shares in virtually every major global taxi service.