p Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is lending its data to authorities as part of a new initiative to ease traffic congestion.
/p p Earlier this year, Didi partnered with the traffic police department of Jinan, the capital of Eastern China’s Shandong province, which claims a population of more than 7 million.
Jingshi Road is one of the most heavily congested thoroughfares in the city, and in March, as part of a trial to help get cars moving more quickly, the city installed smart traffic signals.
/p p However, feeding into this is a vast swathe of real-time road data provided by Didi, which analyzes its gargantuan army of drivers to see where traffic is moving and where it is likely to become congested.
/p p According to data provided by Didi, delays caused by congestion during rush hour dropped nearly 11 percent.
/p p Didi Chuxing was formed in 2015 following a merger between local rivals Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache.