New Delhi:Electric vehicle maker Ola Electric said on Tuesday it had acquired GeoSpoc, the Pune-based geospatial service provider to build the next generation of location technology.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Group President and CEO, Ola Electric, said in a blog post: “Dhruva and his team of geospatial scientists and engineers will join Ola to develop technologies that will make mobility universally accessible, sustainable, personalized and convenient. , through and personal vehicles.
Improved geospatial services will also go a long way in improving urban planning, including road networks, better public transport and preventing traffic jams, he said.
Ola said he has the data and the expertise to build this using their understanding of consumer movements as well as their 2, 3 and 4 wheel network that provide unprecedented geo-spatial detail.
“We can overlay this data with new sources such as satellite imagery and visual feeds from our ground network to create ‘living maps’ that embody the changing landscape of our world,” Aggarwal said.
Stressing the need to improve maps, he said that accurate and rich maps with high user context should be available to the population beyond the first 100 million users. Multimodal transportation options will need geospatial intelligence to understand the unique advantages of each option and provide suggestions accordingly.
“Maps will need to take into account a three-dimensional view of the world as models of air mobility such as drones become more widespread. Incorporate near real-time satellite imagery to better understand the quality of roads, as well as improvements such as avoiding poorly lit streets at night for safety reasons, even if it is a faster route ” , did he declare.
Autonomous driving will need HD and 3D maps that will offer superior visualization, dynamic real-time updates based on road, traffic and weather conditions, Aggarwal added.
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