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Ola Cabs Start using Ola Maps, Exit Google Map
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Ola Cabs Start using Ola Maps, Exit Google Map

Bengaluru, 8th July 2024: In a significant development within the tech and transportation industry, Ola Cabs, under the leadership of Bhavish Aggarwal, has made a strategic transition to utilizing its proprietary online mapping service, Ola Maps. This move marks a pivotal shift for the Bengaluru-based ride-hailing company as it aims to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and offer advanced features to its users. The decision to shift to an in-house navigation platform comes on the heels of Ola Electric's successful commercial launch of Ola Maps in January this year. Founder Bhavish Aggarwal emphasized the substantial cost savings achieved by the company through this transition, stating that they have managed to eliminate an annual expenditure of ₹100 crore by fully leveraging...
Ola Hires Pranav Tiwari, Sanjay Kharb to Lead Its Engineering Operation
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Ola Hires Pranav Tiwari, Sanjay Kharb to Lead Its Engineering Operation

Transportation app Ola today said it has roped in two new executives, Pranav Tiwari and Sanjay Kharb, to strengthen its core technology leadership. Tiwari, former CTO of Cellworks, has joined Ola as Vice President of Engineering and will work towards optimising growth and profitability by bringing in necessary efficiencies in the supply chain function, Ola said in a statement. An ex-Googler, he has over 35 patents in his name. Under him, the team will focus on building solutions that effectively optimise use of vehicles on the platform, reduce deviations in routes and improve customer-driver matching. Kharb, who was earlier VP Production Engineering at InMobi, has joined as Vice President of Engineering Infrastructure and will strengthen efficiencies in Ola's technology infrastruct...
Uber temporarily shuts down auto services in India
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Uber temporarily shuts down auto services in India

Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has temporarily suspended offering autorickshaw rides on it platform, called uberAUTO, in Delhi, amid plans to revamp and expand the service to more Indian cities. “We are temporarily removing this product to solve specific problems that need to be resolved to help it scale,” a spokeswoman for Uber said in a statement on Wednesday. Uber didn’t give any details of the specific problems it faces or how it plans to expand the service. “At Uber, we continuously experiment with products to ensure that we can provide the most efficient, affordable and convenient ride to everyone everywhere,” the statement said. The US company had in April started offering uberAUTO services in Delhi, amid stiff competition from its local rival Ola...
First-Of-Its-Kind Partnership In India – Buy Smartphone OnePlus X, Straight From The Ola App
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First-Of-Its-Kind Partnership In India – Buy Smartphone OnePlus X, Straight From The Ola App

Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation and OnePlus, a fast growing technology startup, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership in India, giving users an opportunity to buy the latest smartphone OnePlus X, on-demand, straight from the Ola app. For one-day only on December 8, 2015, OnePlus together with OlaCabs and Amazon India is bringing a whole new dimension to your smartphone purchase experience. A first in India, buying a OnePlus X is as handy as hailing for a cab on your app with same-day delivery guarantee (in less than 15 minutes of placing the order) and consumer-friendly payment options. The partnership will take place across seven cities namely Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Fans wishing to purchase the O...
Ola joins global alliance to take on Uber
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Ola joins global alliance to take on Uber

India’s largest cab aggregator Ola has joined international peers Didi Kuaidi, Lyft and GrabTaxi to form an alliance against San-Francisco-based Uber. The global alliance enables international travelers to avail cab-hailing services of the four companies through the same app they use in their home country. The partnership would provide ride-sharing coverage for India, China, Southeast Asia and the US, Ola said in a press statement. The arrangement is an extension of an ongoing pact between US-based Lyft and Chinese cab aggregator Didi Kuaidi. Didi Kuaidi had recently participated in a $500 million fund raising round at Ola. Ola, Didi Kuaidi, Lyft and GrabTaxi have collectively raised about $7 billion in external funding. The taxi-hailing business in India is heating up as...
Ola eyes on 3 million daily bookings by April next year
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Ola eyes on 3 million daily bookings by April next year

India's leading taxi aggregator Ola is looking at a three-fold rise in the number of daily bookings through its platform to three million by April next year. Ola sees over one million daily booking requests at current scale and has served over 150 million cumulative bookings on its platform till date, it said in a statement. Currently, the Bengaluru-based company has operations in 102 cities with over 3.25 lakh vehicles are registered on its platform.   "The company Ola has grown three times its size over the last six months from April 2015. We expect to clock three million booking requests a day, by April 2016," it added. Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO of Ola, said the company has served 25 million unique customers in India. "Our next phase of growth will be ...
Ola sets customer privacy, Introduced number masking
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Ola sets customer privacy, Introduced number masking

Taxi aggregator Ola today said that it has introduced number masking on its platform which will enable mobile numbers of customers to remain undisclosed to drivers. Taxi aggregator Ola today said that it has introduced number masking on its platform which will enable mobile numbers of customers to remain undisclosed to drivers. Drivers calling from their Ola device will not be able to see the customer's mobile number but will automatically be routed through the encrypted number, the company said in a release. The number masking feature is active for driver-partners in all cities where Ola operates, it added. With this, calls made by the driver-partners can be traced by Ola from archived recordings at all times, Ola said. The company's driver-partners will not bear the cost...