Ola has introduced Ola Mobility Institute to research on policy and mobility, reports the Economic Times. It will focus on transportation-oriented urban planning and digitization of mobility among other topics. Headed by Anand Shah, the Institute claims to have a team of strategic thinkers, researchers, academics and policy specialists, and plans to hire 12 mobility experts over the next year plus have a global advisory board. Shah was hired by Ola in February this year to head strategic initiatives such as the electric vehicle program and potential autonomous vehicles experiments and driving. The evolution of policy and platform problems This is an interesting initiative by Ola in terms of looking at mobility and its social impact as a whole. While the Indian taxi and app based cab booking markets have evolved similar to the ones globally, the latter has attracted…
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