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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Didi Chuxing 'May Help Traffic Jams Go the Way of the Flip Phone'

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Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu has been named one of TIME's 2017 most influential people, and Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an excerpt about her for the magazine.

In it, Cook calls Liu a "disrupter" for building a transportation platform that offers "convenience and flexibility" to millions of commuters. He lauds Didi Chuxing's work on algorithms that improve traffic, saying the technology could eliminate traffic jams in the future.

She and her team are succeeding with innovative, big-data algorithms that aim both to improve the efficiency of Didi's service and to ease the congestion on roadways. By analyzing commuter patterns the way oceanographers track the tides, Didi may help traffic jams go the way of the flip phone.

In over 400 cities across China, Jean has also built a company that is dedicated to serving the community around it. Guiding Didi to this higher purpose, and giving back to the places where it does business, she shares my belief that companies can and should measure themselves by more than just the bottom line.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met Jean Liu in 2016 after Apple invested $1 billion in the ride-sharing company. Following its investment, Apple was given a Didi Chuxing board seat, held by Adrian Perica, Apple's head of mergers and acquisitions.

Apple's Didi Chuxing investment provides Apple with access to data and expertise on both electric and autonomous car technology, a useful resource as Apple works to develop a self-driving car software platform.

Article Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Didi Chuxing 'May Help Traffic Jams Go the Way of the Flip Phone'
 

mi7chy

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no...actually i rather have 0 traffic in los angeles than new macs.

More reason Timothy Cook should be fired since he should be back home in California solving problems before going abroad.

That's why Tesla is king since AI and autopilot will remove the flaws of human driving from the equation and being based in the heart of Los Angeles they know traffic better than anyone else.
 
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boast

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I don't think that's it as she is not the founder or current CEO.

Cheng [Wei] was little known outside China, preferring to let the company’s English-speaking president, Jean Liu, a former Goldman Sachs managing director, serve as its public face



And Cook is a globalist, I don't think he cares just about America.
 
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Michaelgtrusa

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More reason Timothy Cook should be fired since he should be back home in California solving problems before going abroad.

That's why Tesla is king since AI and autopilot will remove the flaws of human driving from the equation and being based in the heart of Los Angeles they know traffic better than anyone else.
Why would anyone in their right mind hire a someone from overseas to help solve a traffic problem! They have a food crisis over in that nation and that why china is trying to buy up everyone's food supply and Tim thinks they can help solve a American traffic problem! You are right, Fire this idiot.
 
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StarryNights

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Not even advanced aliens from the Andromeda galaxy that can travel faster than light will be able to solve traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway during rush hour, much less a Chinese hailing company.
 
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