Sony steps into Japanese ride-hailing arena

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"It's clear to me that we need to come in with partnership in mind, and in particular a partnership with the taxi industry here, which actually has a very, very strong product", said Khosrowshahi, who is making his first trip to Asia as Uber's CEO. Sony has announced that it teamed up with six taxi companies in Japan to launch an AI-powered ride-hailing service.

Japan's taxi market is valued at $16 billion.

Uber early previous year hired Mark Moore, a former engineer at NASA, to lead its exploration of flying vehicle technology, showing how serious it appears to be about the for now nascent technological prospect. Which sort of limits the reach of ride-sharing companies like Uber.

The services developed will be offered to all platforms available to taxi operators that wish to participate across Japan.

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Kawanabe has set up its own taxi-hailing company, JapanTaxi, winning investment from Toyota Motor Corp along the way, and has 60,000 taxis registered with the service.

Uber now provides its ride-hailing services to limousines in Tokyo but has started to form an alliance with several taxi companies including Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co. headquartered in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.

It looks like Sony is venturing into a new business. However, has not did not stopped Uber itself from attempting to enter market. That's a turnaround from previous boss Travis Kalanick, who largely left the country in the hands of a local manager. The company says it will resume operations in Morocco, where it has garnered 300 drivers and 19,000 regular riders since its launch, "as soon as new rules are in place". For the time being, the platform that Sony is developing is focused on the Japanese market only.

Japanese companies have been aiming to roll out ride-hailing services amid a global battle to control the technology increasingly central to urban transport, the latest being a venture between China's Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group Corp. "If you're going to do business with SoftBank, you have to get used to that they do business with your competition", he said.

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