Carpooling in China waives user ratings after the murder because of the ranking
Hitch - is karpulingovy service popular Chinese companies Didi Chuxing, which is a leader in the Chinese market. A week ago, she was forced to stop work because of Hitch for killing 21-year-old passenger. After examining the circumstances of the incident, the company is ready to take responsibility and to take all measures in order to travel through their service are safer.
The crime committed man, who used his father's profile in Hitch for authorization in the system. He picked up his victim in the car and made a killing. One of the reasons that this could happen, call the service function that allows you to evaluate the appearance of the passengers.
For example, such determinations can be used to evaluate the female passengers, as "beautiful" or "goddess". Didi Chuxing said that the possibility of user ratings will be removed in connection with the incident. Additionally, all photos will be deleted and replaced by the user to the standard image. This is not the only measure that the company is ready to take to ensure the safety of travel. The company will stop the work of the service during the night, from 10 pm to 6 am. In addition, it will introduce the Face Recognition function for drivers, in order to avoid unauthorized use of the service. Considered even the ability to record voice during the trip.
The company has said it is determined to fully assume all appropriate legal obligations related to traffic accidents, public safety, criminal offenses and disputes that affect their platform.
Carpooling aka raydshering - is a service that allows drivers to travel to take on the road somewhere. The company Didi Chuxing and service Hitch virtually no competitors in this segment in the Chinese market. In 2016, the company bought a share of Uber in China. In addition, it has stakes in almost every major global service taxi.