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Top 5 takeaways from Didi Kuadi’s “China Urban Smart Transportation Report 2015”

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2015 was a year that saw explosive demand for ride-hailing in China. Didi Kuaidi, now the biggest ride-hailing platform in China, claimed in January 2016 that it completed 1.43 billion rides across its seven businesses (taxi-hailing, premium car services, and carpooling among others) over the course of last year. The tech channel of NetEase news reports that total orders received by Didi’s private car service amounted to one million a day during the snowstorm, eight times the rides did in New York for a single day.

On Wednesday, The Didi Kuadi app Didi Chuxing, together with data analysis agency Watching Media, and Alibaba-backed First Finance Commercial Data Research Center, released the China Urban Smart Transportation Report 2015. This report was generated from data released by the Didi Chuxing platform.

The report defines “Smart Transportation” as car-hailing and other traveling services summoned by mobile phones.

AllChinaTech shares some of the most interesting findings from the report.

1.Coca Cola China is the most diligent company in China with knock off times arriving at 8:44 p.m.
The report analyzes the average finish times of some of China’s biggest companies and lists the top 10 most diligent companies. People at Coca Cola China were found to be the most hardworking, followed closely behind by Qihoo 360 with average finish times at 8:35 p.m, making them the most industrious tech company. What are you doing over there Qihoo? Busy flogging 360 smartphones?

P&G and Unilever were ranked third and seventh. Huawei, China’s leading phone maker, known for a culture of “working overtime” was unsurprisingly featured on the list.

2. The most hard-working people are from tech companies
The peak time for people working in the tech industry finishing work lasts from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Most either knock off between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. or between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. In comparison, 24% of those who work at financial institutions and other companies leave work between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. A list of the top 10 most diligent tech companies shows that IT guys usually leave the office around 8:00 p.m., with Qihoo 360 topping the list, followed by Alibaba,, Baidu and Tencent.

3. People in Beijing arrive at work at 9:00 a.m. and 60% of them get off work after 7:00 p.m.
People in first-tier cities are distinct from second-tier cities in that they get to work at a later hour and also work deeper into the night. Most people in Beijing get to work at 9:00 a.m. and fewer than 40% leave work before 7:00 p.m. While in Tianjin, people leave home for office at around 8:30 a.m., and more than half head home before 7:00 p.m.

4. A Didi user once spent RMB 2135 (USD 324) on a single order
The most orders made by a single Didi user last year totaled 1297. Unbelievable! The most orders made on a single day by one passenger reached 30. A Didi driver once completed 52 rides in a single day!

5. During rush hour, the average hourly speed nationwide is only 20km/h
Traffic jams are a typical headache for big cities. China probably has the record for slowest traveling speed for cars – in rush hours during weekdays, the average hourly speed is 20km per hour! Guess which city has the most severe traffic congestion? Surprisingly the “champion” is Chongqing, not Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou.

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