Ola Partners With Lyft, Grab Taxi and Didi Kuaidi to Over Take Uber
Bengaluru, India | Red Newswire | Dec 4, 2015 Last Updated at 04:15 PM IST.
Four of the world's largest taxi-hailing apps — India's Ola, China's Didi Kuaidi, US-based Lyft and Malaysia's GrabTaxi — have entered into a partnership which allows passengers to book rides on any of these four services using just one app, a move designed to counter the global reach of their main rival Uber.
An Ola customer who travels to China, South East Asia, or the US, can now hail a cab using the same app on her phone. "This will be a win for the diversity and vitality of the global ridesharing industry," said Cheng Wei, CEO of Didi Kuaidi on Thursday announcing the partnership.
Ola, Didi Kuaidi, and Grab-Taxi are all backed by SoftBank, while Lyft has received funding from Alibaba, which counts SoftBank as an early investor.