• China's ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing will limit some carpool rides based on gender.
  • For three hours late at night and early in the morning, drivers will only be able to pick up passengers of the same sex they are.
  • The change comes after a female passenger was allegedly murdered by an unverified carpool driver last month.

China's ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is restricting the way its car pool feature can be used at night, allowing drivers to only pick up passengers of the same sex.

The safety of the car pool service, known as Hitch, drew criticism last month when a 21-year-old female flight attendant using the service was allegedly killed by her driver. The unverified driver allegedly used his father's account

Didi apologized for the incident and vowed to review its safety measures. The $50 billion company said it would introduce compulsory facial recognition for drivers, ditch passenger profile photos, and stop using attractiveness ratings which, according to Bloomberg

it acquired Uber's China stake in 2016