Ola exits Google Maps, to save Rs 100 cr per year with in-house maps

New Delhi,July 08, 2024.

After exiting Microsoft’s Azure last month, Ola Cabs has now fully exited Google Maps, moving to its in-house Ola Maps, founder-CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal has said in a post on X. He said that the company used to spend Rs 100 crore a year on Google maps, which they have made zero by this move to in-house Ola maps.

Aggarwal said that Ola Cabs will see a number of features in the coming months, which include street view, neural radiance fields (NERFs), indoor images, 3D maps and drone maps, among others.

In October 2021, Ola had acquired GeoSpoc, a Pune-based company specialising in geospatial services. Ola Maps now supports the mapping requirements of its primary ride-hailing application. Additionally, the company said that it will integrate Ola Maps into its electric two-wheelers through a software update in January.