Tokyo: Sony Corp is moving forward with plans to introduce a taxi-hailing service in Japan, unveiling a joint venture with cab companies called “Everybody’s Taxi.” The Japanese electronics maker, which announced in February that it was forming the alliance, said it will begin services within the current fiscal year through March. Subsidiary Sony Payment Services was also added to the project, indicating that it plans to include transaction settlement with its dispatch service. Japan’s ride-hailing industry is seeing much more activity these days. Uber Technologies Inc will start a taxi-hailing pilot program in the remote island of Awaji this summer. China’s Didi Chuxing plans to begin trial services with a local taxi operator.
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