Ola left Google Maps, now will run cabs on its own map, will save Rs 100 crore

Online cab provider Ola has left Google Maps. Now the company will use its own Ola Maps for navigation. This was announced by the company's co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal on X. Along with this, he has also shared a photo of it. After leaving Google Maps, Ola will save Rs 100 crore annually.

Jul 7, 2024 - 00:48
Ola left Google Maps, now will run cabs on its own map, will save Rs 100 crore

Ola, a company that provides online taxis, has now come up with its own map for navigation. The company has developed it itself, to which it has shifted. After completely shifting to Ola Map, Ola will not rely on Google Maps for navigation.

Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal wrote on social media platform X (Twitter) that now we have completely exited Google Maps. We used to spend Rs 100 crore annually on Google Maps, but this month we have reduced this expenditure to zero by shifting to Ola Maps prepared by ourselves. Along with this, Bhavish Aggarwal also advised people to update their Ola app.

The Ola Group of Companies announced Ola Maps following the end of the tie-up with Microsoft Azure. Along with it, in this period, the company has shifted its entire system to Ola Maps in-house artificial intelligence-based.

At the same time, Bhavish Aggarwal wrote on X that within a week, the AI of the firm would be fully capable of meeting the need for maps and navigation. Along with this, Krutrim AI was said to improve the mapping problem within cloud services.

It will also offer location intelligence services, including location-based services. This application now fulfills all the mapping needs of the company's flagship ride-hailing app. The company announced the rollout of Ola Maps for its electric vehicles as part of a software update in January.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer