Chinese on-demand mobility giant Didi Chuxing announced Monday that vehicles in its premium ride-hailing services will be equipped with child safety seats.
Didi Premier, the company's high-end ride-hailing service, has partnered with Cybex, a German manufacturer of fitness equipment, to offer safety seats for children aged from 9 months to 12 years old.
Didi has selected a group of drivers with impressive service records and strong safety awareness for this particular service.
The new service is now available for users in eight Chinese cities,namely Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Xi'an, and will be expanded to other cities later.
Since child safety seats are not yet available in every Premier vehicle, users have to reserve the service through the Didi app two hours in advance.
No extra fees will be charged at this stage, but given the cost of pick-up and the efficiency of operation, a flexible pricing system might be introduced later, according to the company.