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Sony will form Japanese alliance to build taxi-hailing system

Sony plans to build an AI-based hailing platform with Daiwa Motor Transportation and five other domestic taxi firms. Kim Kyung-Hoon  Reuters

Sony's ride-hailing framework will dispatch this spring in organization with taxi organizations Daiwa Motor Transportation, Hinomaru Kotsu, Kokusai Motorcars, Green Cab and Checker Cab Group. Basically instead of taxis being dispatched manually via a main center, this AI hailing system will use algorithms to determine where to send taxis most efficiently.

Five taxi operators will form a joint venture with Sony to build the platform.

Japan's taxi market can become more efficient, even though its services are already of a high quality, he said at an event with former USA ambassador to Japan John Roos. Non-professional drivers are effectively barred from offering taxi services, so apps like Uber have to link riders with existing taxi fleets.

"Sony is as far removed from the self driving business as Google is", Mueller continued.

Vonn, With Her Dog Watching, Says She's Ready for Her Last Olympics
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Sony's ride-hailing service will be based on its artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the company said in a press release.

Sony's plans come after Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing announced earlier this month a deal with Japanese telecom firm SoftBank to develop a taxi app in Japan. App developer JapanTaxi announced a partnership with Toyota on February 8 that will see the automaker invest 7.5 billion yen ($70 million) in the unit of Nihon Kotsu, one of the country's largest taxi operators. After Japan, Khosrowshahi is scheduled to visit India, where Uber is competing against local ride-hailing start-up Ola.

Uber says it has 300 drivers using its app in the market and "nearly 19,000 regular users". Khosrowshahi pushed back against that notion in an interview he gave at Davos, saying the company would be "leaning forward" to expand. As a result, Uber is focused on creating its own dispatch system for taxi operators.

The Uber CEO also said that he hopes to expand businesses aggressively under tie-ups with SoftBank Group Corp., which has become the company's largest shareholder after acquiring a roughly 15 percent stake in the USA ride-hailing giant for $9.3 billion last month.

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