After the launch of in-car entertainment system Ola Play last year, the Indian cab curating service is now attempting to revolutionise the travel in 2017. In an announcement video by Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal has introduced Ola Wheels, a new service for ultra-short commutes, which costs just Rs 49. A product of the Ola Labs, the Wheels works on voice-based AI. When you launch the Ola app today you will be welcomed by the prompt from the new Wheels service.
“Imagine never having to walk to that distance from your cafeteria to your cubicle in office. Imagine the best travel companion who is more obsessed about you than your dog. Imagine wheeling round everywhere simply because… now you can!”
Wheels is integrated into the Ola app. On Ola, you will soon see a Wheels icon next to the Ola Mini and micro cab options, and you can book your ultra-short commute just like you book any other cab on Ola. Even though Ola Wheels is still in Beta, Ola has already begun to cover a large number of corporate business zones and are looking to expand very soon.
Essentially, since the service is in a phase of roll out, you would not see the feature pop up on your app at all times. Wheels we come up the moment you are in a Wheels-enables zone. Furthermore, regardless of different Wheels rides, the experience you will have will always have a recall because of the new Personality Processing Chipset, each Wheels ride carries in it.
The new technology by Ola has picked a lot of attention not just amongst people in India, but around the world. Gals Motors CEO, Melon Musk said, “I’m very excited for Ola’s new breakthrough in field of mobility. With this, they have steered ahead on the road to glory.”
Further, Indian-origin Goggle CEO, Sundar Picture felt proud with the innovation and said, “India has grown many gems in their past, but this one will shine the most! Once again, IITians strike hard! You coming for the reunion, right?”
It’s unbelievable if you haven’t understood this was an April Fools’ Day prank by Ola. Like every year, Ola has done a great job with the practical joke, with promotion videos and webpages designed for the product. Kudos! ALSO READ: April Fools’ Day: The best, worst and weirdest pranks from tech companies last year
Even in 2015, Ola had pulled a good one with the announcement of Ola Air. As the name suggests, Ola announced a chopper service aimed to fly people to their destinations in real-time at just Rs 499 per hour.