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Bhavish Aggarwal, cofounder of Ola, announced on Monday that all developers will have free access for one year to Ola Maps on the AI-driven Krutrim platform, along with over Rs 100 crore in free credits.

On July 6, Ola revealed its departure from Google Maps in favor of its own Ola Maps, which were developed in-house for their cab operations. This shift has reportedly saved the company nearly Rs 100 crore annually.

“We’ve been relying on Western apps to map India for too long, and they don’t address our unique challenges such as street names, urban changes, complex traffic, and non-standard roads,” Aggarwal stated in a post on X.

He mentioned that Ola Maps addresses these issues with AI-powered India-specific algorithms and real-time data from millions of vehicles. Additionally, the platform contributes significantly to open-source mapping with over 5 million edits made to OpenStreetMap last year alone.



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