Ola lets Siri book a cab for you

By Press Trust of India|28th Sep 2016
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Cab aggregator Ola has rolled out its latest update for iOS 10 users that will now allow iPhone and iPad users to ask Siri, Apple's virtual assistant, to book cabs for them.

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The update, which also includes Apple Maps integration, marks Ola's growing focus on making cab booking even more accessible and convenient for iPhone and iPad users in India, Ola said in a statement.

Ola co-founder and CTO Ankit Bhati said,

Using just their voice, iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10 can simply say, 'Hey Siri, get me an Ola cab' to book their next ride. Technology is at the core of all our solutions aimed at providing enhanced mobility to our customers. Integrating our app with iOS 10 is a step towards redefining customer experience. We are proud to be one of the early adopters of Sirikit and Mapkit in the world

With this update, Apple users will also get access to Ola directly from Apple Maps while searching for their destination, he added.

By updating to iOS 10 and installing Ola’s latest app, users can now:

• Ask Siri to book you a cab using a wide range of options, including Micro, Mini, Prime and Lux;

• Book a ride without ever opening up the Ola app to track a ride’s progress and view ride estimates and trip progress in a rich notification.


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To ensure a consistent experience across all Apple devices, Ola has also launched an Independent app on Apple Watch.

Mobility needs in India are constantly evolving and innovation is at the heart of the solutions being built to solve for these needs. Ola’s understanding of India and its customers enables it to roll out innovative solutions that help it stay ahead of the curve. Ola’s mission of building mobility for a billion Indians is aided by a focussed approach on delivering seamless customer experiences through innovative use of technology.