Some of Uber's largest rivals Friday announced a global ride-sharing agreement that they say will cover nearly 50 percent of the world's population, marking the latest step in a fight to lure customers away from the taxi-hailing leader.
In this collaboration, Didi Kuaidi, GrabTaxi, Lyft and Ola will be able to leverage each other's technology, local market knowledge and business resources. The partner services are planned to roll out early next year, the companies said in a joint statement.
The aim of this alliance is to provide travelers with greater accessibility to on-demand rides anywhere, enabling users to book rides from each other's apps.
The global partnership is built upon "our shared vision of reconnecting communities through better transportation," said John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president.