Chinese leading on-demand mobility platform Didi Chuxing decided Monday to open its transport information platform to regulators to aid urban transport management.
Didi boasts over 20 million daily orders, which has accumulated a large amount of transport data and authorized transport regulators can log on to Didi's transport information platform to check real-time transport conditions such as congestion and take targeted measures accordingly.
The data has been screened off with private information and only local transport regulators in Shenzhen, Jinan and Wuhan cities have been authorized to access the information.
Didi also released a transport analysis report of major Chinese cities based on its large data pool, which will be released on a quarterly basis.
Northern cities suffer worse congestion than their southern counterparts during peak hours. Northeastern city of Harbin reported the worst congestion in the first quarter of the year, possibly due to bad weather, followed by Shijiazhuang and Lanzhou, the report showed.
Beijing ranked tenth for bad congestion, with the morning being the commuting peak, where it can take over 40 minutes to travel nine kilometers in some areas.
Monday is the busiest time for roads in Beijing and Shanghai while congestion is worst on Friday in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, according to the report.