Ola Cabs has launched two new features in their mobile app to help users book rides easier. The two features are named, “Just in Time” and “Rich Notifications.”
This feature will analyze your cab searching behavior. So in case you can’t find a cab, the app will send you a notification as soon as a cab becomes available, even if you’ve left the app. You just have to tap on the push notification to enter the app and complete booking a cab.
If you move away from the booking confirmation screen after a getting a peak price, you’ll also get a notification within 15 minutes after peak pricing has ended, so you can try booking again.
As soon as you book a cab, you will receive a push notification with the following details:
- The contact details of the driver along with a photo.
- Details of the car model and number.
As the driver approaches your location, the notification screen will be updated with the driver’s ETA and your boarding status. And once you board the cab, you’ll see Ola’s SOS button on the notification. In case of an emergency, you can hit this button and Ola sends an alert to your verified emergency contact with details like,
- Your name, email address, and contact number.
- Your current location and where the alert was raised.
- Details of the cab and the driver.