Personal transport provider Ola has entered into a multi-year partnership with MapmyIndia (MMI) to get complete access to the latter’s mapping data and future map updates from the latter.
“We aim to constantly innovate as we pursue our mission of building mobility for a billion people. Technology innovations around mapping and geo-location will help us build a better experience for driver-partners and customers. We are excited about this partnership with MapmyIndia, which brings onboard a wealth of mapping information like no other in the country, as we continue to build a world class product experience for users in the time to come,” said Ankit Bhati, co-founder and CTO, Ola.
Hoping to reduce the travel time for city commuters, Ola said it will overlay its own data that it regularly mines, on top of MMI’s mapping data. New-Delhi based MapmyIndia started by Rakesh Verma, culls intricate mapping data and offers features such as house-level navigation, regional language voice guidance, automatic traffic based re-routing and panoramic view.
Ola has been the pioneer in the mobility market, by innovating and creating value locally, for millions of its users and drivers. We are delighted to partner with Ola to offer them access to our best in class mapping data, that they can use to further build customized mobility solutions for India,” said Shivalik Prasad, executive director & chief business officer, MapmyIndia.
Last month Ola acquired GeoTagg to help its recently launched intra-city bus shuttle service that it plans to pilot in New Delhi. The company has raised a total of $1.3 billion including the recently raised $500 million in Series F round led by Baillie Gifford and China’s largest taxi-hailing service company Didi Kuaidi.