Ola teams up with Microsoft for connected vehicle platform

Ola teams up with Microsoft for connected vehicle platform

Ride hailing app Ola today announced a global partnership with tech giant Microsoft for building a new-age ‘connected vehicle platform’ for car manufacturers worldwide. Under the partnership, Ola will use Microsoft cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and productivity tools to enhance rider experience as well as for predictive maintenance of the cars. The offerings will also be taken by both the companies to car manufacturers globally for integration with vehicle systems.

“There are synergies… The two companies working together can accelerate the future of mobility, especially in India and beyond,” Ola co-founder and CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal said at the India Today Conclave Next 2017. Aggarwal, who was sharing the dais with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, outlined the broad contours of the alliance that would also harness the power of new technologies like AI and Internet of Things. Microsoft will be a preferred cloud provider and its Azure cloud platform will be used to power Ola’s existing connected car platform – Ola Play.

Ola Play will leverage Microsoft’s AI and IoT to enhance driver experiences with telematics and navigation guidance, and provide auto manufacturers with custom digital experiences for their customers. Ola Play customers will be able to use productivity tools like Office 365 and Skype for business during their rides. Besides, the partnership will allow smarter navigation and predict breakdowns, in the process enhancing safety and security.

“Today s car is quickly becoming the ultimate computing device and together with Ola, we are focused on providing more intelligent, connected and productive experiences to our customers,” said Nadella, who is currently on a two-day visit to India.

You might also like

Trends

TAT promotes Golf in Thailand

TAT New Delhi recently organized a trip for TAT lady golf ambassador Vani Kapoor to Thailand to play golf alongside other Indian golfers at The Lady Golf Challenge 2018. The

Trending

Argentina was presented in China to extend its advances in air connectivity

As part of the Revolution of aircraft, INPROTUR attended the World Routes 2018 fair in Guangzhou City. World leading companies showed interest in operating our country. With the mission to continue the

India’s first Madame Tussauds museum to open in Delhi in June

This is the 23rd branch of Madame Tussauds across the world. World famous wax museum Madame Tussauds is set to debut in India in June, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

Destinations

flydubai launches flights to Podgorica

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, which will begin on 01 November. With two flights a week, the flights include a stopover in Sarajevo,

Slider

M/o Tourism streamlines Hotel Classification guidelines to make them simple, transparent and time bound

Ministry of Tourism has streamlined the Hotel classification guidelines to make them simple, transparent and time bound. The application for classification and payments of fees have been made through digital

Smiths Detection launches ‘Aviation Insider’: new global web portal for Aviation Security

New website, “aviation-insider.com”, set to showcase aviation security industry best practice Portal launches as Smiths Detection unveils new dedicated checkpoint solutions team Smiths Detection announced the launch of Aviation Insider

Latest

Aiding travellers worried about going to places of large gatherings

Outbreak and spread of Coronavirus have hit the global economy hard and travel sector is no exception, with travellers around the world on edge about their travel plans. Undoubtedly, the

Reports & Survey

India witnessing gradual rise in adoption of tech advancements in travel: Report

India is witnessing a gradual rise in the adoption of technological advancements in the field of travel which have led to the birth of ‘digi-smart Indian business traveller’. According to

Government

Uttar Pradesh Government plans Metro services in Agra, Kanpur, Meerut by 2024

“Metro services will be started in Agra, Kanpur and Meerut cities. The entire project will be completed by 2024,” state cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh, also the UP government spokesperson said.

Destinations

Sports Events 365 showcases B2B partnership portfolio for travel companies at FITUR 2018

Sports Events 365 (https://www.sportsevents365.es/), the provider of tickets for sports and music events worldwide, which actively targets the global travel market, will showcase its proposals for business partnerships with tourism

Latest

Air India’s Los Angeles flight likely to be launched by October-November

According to a study by aviation think-tank, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA, the non-stop traffic on the India-US route accounted for 17.4 per cent of the total air traffic

Slider

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong launches ‘The Apartment Suite’

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong launches ‘The Apartment Suite’ with an exclusive ‘Central Retreat’ introductory package! The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has unveiled the first of two new

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!