There is one more cause not to personal a car now as ride-hailing main Ola on Thursday launched its self-drive cab rental service “Ola Drive”. The service has been initially rolled out for customers in Bengaluru, with Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi to follow shortly, the corporate stated in an announcement.

Ola Drive will seem as a brand new class on the Ola app. The service is being rolled out to customers in Bengaluru by pick-up stations positioned throughout completely different residential and business hubs. Ola stated it intends to host a fleet of 20,000 automobiles by 2020 to construct and scale up the Ola Drive service throughout a number of Indian cities.

“Our expertise in serving millions of customers through a large fleet of vehicles across 250 plus cities has been instrumental in making ride-hailing a norm in India. Ola Drive has been built on the same DNA and will play a transformative role in defining India’s car-sharing market in the next decade,” stated Arun Srinivas, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Ola.

All Ola Drive automobiles throughout segments will come outfitted with Ola’s linked car platform ‘Ola Play’, enabled by a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment gadget, and can embrace GPS, media playback, and Bluetooth connectivity. Users may even have entry to the platform’s assist and security options reminiscent of a 24/7 helpline, emergency button (which prompts an instantaneous name from Ola’s devoted security response staff) and real-time monitoring. The service may even embrace roadside help, to guarantee a dependable, safe and cozy driving expertise.

“In the first phase of its roll-out, Ola Drive will be offered as a short-term self-drive car-sharing service as we look to introduce long-term subscription, corporate leasing, and more options in the times to come,” Srinivas stated.

Users initially stated that clients will probably be ready to select to ebook a car of their alternative for as little as two hours by paying a safety deposit beginning at Rs 2,000. But later the corporate has clarified that it’s waving off the safety prices.

With inputs from IANS

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