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  • May
  • Launched accessible vehicles services with UNDP for disadvantaged people. 
  • Established a partnership with Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. 
  • Announced the beta launch of bilingual functions on its app in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. 
  • Obtained a car-hailing operating license from Beijing. 
  • April
  • Closed over USD 5.5 billion financing round to support global strategy and technology investments. 
  • Embedded ofo to provide flexible and eco-friendly solution for short trips. 
  • Jean Liu made TIME's annual "100 Most Influential People" list, aka TIME 100. 
  • March
  • Launched the DiDi Women's Network. 
  • Officially launched DiDi Labs in Mountain View, which will primarily focus on AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies. 
  • Obtained national accreditation and Online Car-Hailing Operating License from Tianjin. 
  • February
  • Upgraded operational structure by setting up two business groups (the Express Mobility Group and the Premier Mobility Group), a Smart Transportation Feature Team, a new International Division, a new Vehicle Resources Management Center, and an upgraded Safety Management Division. 
  • During the Lunar Chinese New Year, over 8.48 million passenger trips were provided by Hitch, DiDi's inter-city rideshare network. 
  • January
  • Became a strategic investor in 99, Brazil's largest local rideshare company. 
  • Signed new Smart Transportation partnership with Shenzhen, after Tianjin, Nanjing and Shenyang. 
  • Launched the WeChat Mini Programs of DiDi Express and DiDi Bus. 
  • Announced the official launch of its overseas car rental service. 
  • Jean Liu was named one of the "2016 Women of the Year" by Financial Times. 
  • December
  • Jean Liu was selected on Nikkei Asian Review's "Agents of Change in 2017" list. 
  • November
  • DiDi was nominated as one of the best five startups for TechCrunch's 10th Annual Crunchies Awards, Silicon Valley's Oscars. 
  • Became China's Amber Alert Broadcasting platform authorized by law enforcement agencies to help reunite missing children and their families through a virtual volunteer network of DiDi riders and drivers. 
  • Cheng Wei attended the 3rd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China and proposed to build a public-private partnership in building transportation systems for smart cities. 
  • The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) of the People's Republic of China issued a notice encouraging DiDi and other companies to take an active role in creating job opportunities for workers affected by the industrial restructuring. 
  • Entered into strategic partnership with Avis Budget Group to provide in-app car rental booking service to Chinese travelers in approximately 100 countries and regions abroad. 
  • DiDi and Volkswagen Group (China) established a strategic partnership framework in product, marketing, branding and data technologies to provide high-quality, safe and efficient mobility services. 
  • Cheng Wei was named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year and Forbes Asia's Businessman of the Year. 
  • October
  • DiDi and TripAdvisor (China) announced a partnership to build a full ecosystem of services for travelers not only to research, plan and manage what they want to do but also to easily incorporate mobility solutions into their travel plans. 
  • Cheng Wei and Jean Liu were named to Vanity Fair's New Establishment list for 2016. 
  • September
  • Held its first nomination of the "National Best 10 Drivers" on its platform through a public vote by DiDi users. 
  • Launched a dedicated fund for drivers. 
  • Launched online car rental service. 
  • August
  • Acquired Uber China. 
  • DiDi was named on Fortune's "Change the World" list for its contribution to sustainability and fuel economy. 
  • July
  • Seven of China's ministries including the Ministry of Transport jointly published "Preliminary Rules on the Management of Online Car-Booking", making China the first country to officially legalize ridesharing. 
  • June
  • Announced the closing of a USD7.3 billion funding round. 
  • DiDi was named as one of the 50 Smartest Companies by MIT Technology Review. 
  • May
  • Broke new records with over 11 million private-car rides and over 14 million orders in total per day. 
  • DiDi Machine-Learning Research Institute was upgraded and renamed to DiDi Research Institute. At the same time, DiDi Research Institute partnered with Udacity to sponsor the Di-Tech Algorithm Competition, aiming to drive mobile transportation technology breakthrough and talent development. 
  • Received a USD1 billion strategic investment from Apple Inc. 
  • Jean Liu was named as one of the World's Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. 
  • April
  • DiDi and Lyft introduced the roaming product, allowing DiDi users to hail a Lyft ride from their DiDi app while traveling in the U.S., marking the launch of DiDi's overseas service. 
  • As of April 2016, over 400 third-party apps and individual developers had access to DiDi's open source developer platform. Including Tencent map, Sina Weibo and 
  • Jean Liu was included on the 25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business list by Wired and she was also named by China Entrepreneurs Magazine to be one of China's Top Women Business Leaders. 
  • March
  • Exceeded 10 million completed rides per day. 
  • February
  • Launched its inter-city hitch (social ride-sharing) service during the Spring Festival travel rush. The service took two million people home through the world's largest inter-city mobile transportation network. 
  • January
  • Announced that a total of 1.43 billion rides were completed on its platform in 2015, making it the world's second largest online transaction platform next only to Taobao. 
  • Established the Safety Committee and launched its smart transportation safety framework leveraging big data capabilities. DiDi also announced its industry-leading "DiDi General Accident Insurance Program," which covers up to RMB1.2 million per person. 
  • Officially launched its open source developer platform by making its SDKs (Software Development Kit) publicly available to third-party apps and individual developers. 
  • December
  • Cheng Wei attended the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. 
  • DiDi, Lyft, Grab and Ola inked a Global Strategic Partnership Framework to build a comprehensive transportation platform for 50% of the world's population. 
  • Co-founded the Sharing Economy Committee of the Internet Society of China. 
  • November
  • Launched ExpressPool service to allow multiple passengers to share rides, with the aim of reducing transportation cost, improving drivers' income and ease congestion. 
  • Jean Liu was named as one of Fortune's Most Influential Business Women in China. 
  • Cheng Wei was topped Fortune China's 40 under 40 List together with Jean Liu. 
  • October
  • Received China's first internet car-booking license from the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission. 
  • Established a partnership with Indian ridesharing leader Ola to explore opportunities in investment, products and technology. 
  • September
  • Didi Kuaidi (滴滴快的) was rebranded to Didi Chuxing (滴滴出行), reflecting its commitment to building a comprehensive, one-stop mobile transportation platform. 
  • Cheng Wei attended the 8th U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum as the youngest member of the business delegation accompanying President Xi Jinping. He was also received by China's Premier Li Keqiang at Summer Davos. The concept of the sharing economy began to gain traction among Chinese citizens. 
  • Established a partnership with U.S. industry leader Lyft exploring opportunities in investment, product development and technology. 
  • Formed a strategic partnership with LinkedIn to expand the synergies between transportation and professional social networking. 
  • DiDi was named as a Global Growth Company by World Economic Forum. 
  • Cheng Wei and Jean Liu were voted one of Fortune's global 40 under 40 business leaders. 
  • August
  • Established a partnership with Southeast Asian rideshare leader Grab to explore opportunities in investment, product development and technology. 
  • July
  • DiDi Bus launched in Beijing and Shenzhen to supplement the existing public transportation ecosystem. 
  • Launched chauffeur service, which is expanding into four market segments: social chauffeur, business chauffeur, travel chauffeur, and automobile aftermarket. 
  • June
  • Launched C2C ridesharing platform DiDi Hitch, helping private car owners and fellow travelers share transportation resources. Inter-city Hitch came on line shortly after, to link up cities across China. 
  • May
  • DiDi Research Institute was established and started to attract worldwide talent to develop big-data and deep-learning capabilities for China's mobility industry. 
  • DiDi Express, an economic version of private car hailing service was launched, providing affordable transportation to a much broader passenger group, and accelerating the growth of China's mobile transportation market. 
  • February
  • Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache successfully merged to become the leader in China's rideshare market. 
  • January
  • DiDi Enterprise Solutions was launched, aiming to provide corporate customers with flexible, efficient and manageable one-stop transportation solutions. 
  • August
  • DiDi Premier was launched, offering higher-end premier mobility experience with luxury vehicles and drivers trained to the highest service standards. 
  • May
  • 嘀嘀打车(Didi Dache) rebranded as 滴滴打车 (Didi Dache), without changing the pronunciation. 
  • January
  • Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache started nation-wide marketing campaigns. Mobile-based transportation services gained popularity among Chinese smartphone users. 
  • May
  • Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache received strategic investments from Tencent and Alibaba respectively. In the same year, Kuaidi Dache acquired Bumble Bee Dache. 
  • June
  • Xiaoju Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in Beijing and launched the Didi Dache app in June; Kuaizhi Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in Hangzhou and launched the Kuaidi Dache app in May. Both companies provided online taxi-hailing services.