Didi Chuxing is the largest ride-sharing company in China, and a leader in China on Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Technology. U-M has collaborated with DiDi since 2017, and is DiDi’s largest academic research partner. Through MIDAS coordination, DiDi has funded 19 U-M data science projects in the past three years, involving faculty members in the College of Engineering, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Ford School of Public Policy, Ross School of Business, School for Environment and Sustainability, School of Information, School of Public Health, and UM Transportation Research Institute.
DiDi collaboration focus:
The focus of DiDi funded projects includes developing data science methodology, using data science to improve business operations, building a fleet of electric vehicles, improving passenger and driver experience, and making a social impact.