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This article was published on September 16, 2015

    Lyft partners with transportation service Didi Kuaidi to ease into China

    Lyft partners with transportation service Didi Kuaidi to ease into China
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    Today, Lyft announced a partnership with DiDi Kuaidi to bring its ride-sharing service to China. In addition to the partnership, Didi has invested $100 million in Lyft.

    The deal will allow Lyft users to tap into Didi’s network while overseas. Didi bridges all methods of transportation; you can schedule a taxi or find bus info via its app — and yes, ride-sharing is also available.

    Lyft users who visit China will have the same experience they’re used to, but will see all of Didi’s info in-app without having to download a separate app.

    Didi says Lyft users will also be able to find English-speaking drivers, a convenience many travelers will find helpful. It’s similar to the deal Uber and Duolingo recently struck.

    Lyft users visiting China will find Didi info in-app early next year.

    Lyft Announces Strategic Partnership with Didi [Lyft]