Alibaba’s mapping unit, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd. also known as Gaode Map, has launched its own carpooling business, starting in Chengdu and Wuhan initially with plans to roll out nationally. In a move that declares war to existing ride sharing leader Didi Chuxing, AutoNavi’s expansion into the shared mobility space further complicates a sector that was once viewed as "battle completed." Even though AutoNavi is beginning with carpooling services first, it is reasonable to expect that its real ambition is to …

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