You can take a drop at the Tokyo Olympics and not be afraid of not understanding Japanese
The "Netflix" drops, which had been fighting with Meituan to the north and south, have recently made a new move.
This time, it's storming out of the country and not playing with Meituan, ready to partner with SoftBank to tap into the Japanese market and provide taxi cab services and smart transportation solutions for local residents and tourists.
The partnership will combine the advantages of Drip's state-of-the-art AI transportation platform and services with SoftBank's extensive business base and developed network coverage to bring new developments to the taxi industry and public transportation industry.
Drip has chosen to enter Japan for 3 main reasons.
1. Japan is the third largest taxi market in the world. Moreover, society tends to age and there is a strong demand from residents for convenient urban and converging travel networks.
2.Tourism in the daily newspaper has continued to grow in recent years, with the number of visitors from outside Japan growing at an average annual rate of 28% from 2012 to 2017, according to the Japan Government Tourist Office. The growth in tourism has led to a surge in travel demand. And among them, the number of visitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan has grown at an average annual rate of 34%. These travelers have some awareness of the Drip brand and are prone to choose the Drip service. In addition, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are approaching and DDT's early placement in the daily newspaper market could leverage the Olympic tourism industry to grow its performance.
3.Japan has a well-established mobile Internet infrastructure that facilitates the establishment of AI transportation services.
It is reported that DDT is currently planning to start operations in Osaka in the fall of 2018, and will go on to offer its services to passengers, drivers and taxi companies in Kyoto, Fukuoka, Tokyo and other major cities.