As per a PTI report, Indian ride-hailing service, Ola, is at the moment in talks with quite a few luxurious carmakers in India – together with the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes – to supply a subscription-based self-driving scheme for luxurious vehicles.
The self-drive service, at the moment in its pilot section, is simply supplied within the firm’s house metropolis of Bengaluru, although it’s anticipated to broaden to cowl different Indian cities.
Ola is reportedly set to take a position as much as $500 million (about Rs three,488 crore) into the self-drive service. The report additionally said that sources aware about the matter mentioned that the ride-hailing service noticed loads of potential within the luxurious self-drive phase and that the scheme would permit customers to get entry to luxurious vehicles towards the cost of a subscription price.
Ola presently provides rides in luxurious vehicles by way of the ‘Lux’ class of its ride-hailing providers.
In current months, Ola entered into a partnership with Hyundai and Kia to collaborate on the event of EVs and India-specific fashions together with the set up of EV charging infrastructure throughout the nation.
The corporate has additionally been increasing its operations in worldwide markets with by providing ride-hailing services in more cities across the UK. The corporate additionally has operations in Australia and New Zealand.