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Friday, April 06, 2018

AliBaba Carpools

Continued interesting things being done by Alibaba in China.

Alibaba’s Mapping Unit AutoNavi Declares War On Didi Via Launch Of Carpooling Business  By Yimian Wu

Alibaba’s mapping unit, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd. also known as Gaode Map, has launched its own carpooling business, starting in Chengdu and Wuhan initially with plans to roll out nationally.

In a move that declares war to existing ride sharing leader Didi Chuxing, AutoNavi’s expansion into the shared mobility space further complicates a sector that was once viewed as "battle completed."

Even though AutoNavi is beginning with carpooling services first, it is reasonable to expect that its real ambition is to expand into the core business of Didi. ... "

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