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Ola announces launch of Ola Mobility Institute

Ola announces launch of Ola Mobility Institute

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Aug 2018, 11:21 am

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IBNS): Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, on Thursday announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind policy research and social innovation unit, Ola Mobility Institute.

The specialized think tank has been set up to develop knowledge frameworks that will focus on the intersection of mobility and public good.

The institute will focus on leveraging the “disruptive” potential of mobility as a growth and innovation engine for India’s economy.

Anand Shah, the senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Ola, said: “Mobility touches everyone, everyday, everywhere in the world. The ongoing revolution in this sector promises to improve the lives of citizens, create significant employment and livelihood opportunities, and dramatically reduce congestion and pollution in cities.

"Every kilometer driven in a shared vehicle contributes to this, and the Ola Mobility Institute will work to ensure innovations continue to have a positive impact."

The unit will initially focus on knowledge frameworks to better understand the social and economic impact around five centers of excellence: mobility as a service, the climate footprint of mobility innovations, skill development and job creation, transportation-oriented urban planning, and the digitization of mobility.

The Institute is also working with global institutions to develop a framework to assess mobility in cities across India and other markets, leveraging its vast dataset with other primary research, secondary sources, and best-in-class methodology to develop tools that can help cities ease the burden of mobility on citizens.

The Institute will publish a report on this research in October.

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