Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing company out of China, recently started up a new open platform for smart transportation which will allow developers to use the company's artificial intelligence resources.
“Open cooperation will promote faster and better development of intelligent travel,” Didi CTO Bob Zhang said in a statement on Didi’s official WeChat account.
Didi will provide access to its machine learning services and AI platform, which will include voice, image, and natural language processing. Other applications include scene perception, mapping, and travel safety. Didi launched the platform at the Global AI Product Application Expo in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou recently.
The company said the services could be used in sectors including urban transportation, logistics, and finance, among others.
The system is aimed at providing Didi’s smart transportation services to urban transport managers, enterprises, upstream and downstream partners in the automotive industry, and developers.
Zhang has said that Didi has the “best transportation data in the world.” The company has previously provided anonymized trip data and computing resources to researchers through its Gaia Initiative. Didi’s academic collaboration expanded recently through a partnership with US-based Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Industry Consortium.
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