Shuttl Rides with Google Maps for Bet­ter Com­muter Search

The Economic Times - - Power Of Ideas -

Shuttl is chang­ing the way cities com­mute to work by pi­o­neer­ing seat based mass tran­sit. Sur­fac­ing Shuttl rides on Google Maps is a big step to­wards in­te­grated mo­bil­ity, mak­ing it eas­ier for com­muters

Gur­gaon-based bus ride ag­gre­ga­tor Shuttl has part­nered with Google Maps to en­able users to find a ride on its plat­form when­ever a com­muter searches for pub­lic trans­port be­tween two lo­ca­tions.

Now, if a user searches for di­rec­tions be­tween two points on their An­droid or iOS de­vice, they will be able to see the walk­ing dis­tance to near­est Shuttl bus stop, its sched­ule and es­ti­mated fare.

The op­tion will work sim­i­lar to how a user sees an op­tion for tak­ing an Ola or Uber on a route search. The fea­ture is live for users in Delhi and Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion where Shuttl cur­rently op­er­ates.

“Shuttl is chang­ing the way cities com­mute to work by pi­o­neer­ing seat based mass tran­sit. Sur­fac­ing Shuttl rides on Google Maps is a big step to­wards in­te­grated mo­bil­ity, mak­ing it eas­ier for com­muters to plan their trips in real time across mul­ti­ple modes of trans­port. This also helps Shuttl to reach a wider au­di­ence and serve the city bet­ter,’’ said Amit Singh, AMIT SINGH, co­founder, Shuttl

co­founder, Shuttl. The op­tion of find­ing the Shuttl ride is avail­able un­der the pub­lic trans­port tab to­gether with Delhi Metro & Rapid Metro. In De­cem­ber, Shuttl ex­panded its core ser­vice of pro­vid­ing com­mut­ing op­tion to of­fice go­ers, to an in­ter city travel ser­vice called “Shuttl Rentals”, to pro­vide flex­i­ble pack­ages to its com­muters plan­ning a week­end get­away out­side Delhi & NCR.

It also part­nered with per­sonal ver­i­fi­ca­tion agency OnGrid in Novem­ber to pro­vide Aad­haaren­abled ver­i­fi­ca­tion for the driv-

ers con­nected to its plat­form. The Aad­haar ver­i­fi­ca­tion al­lows the com­pany to val­i­date facts and records through a thor­ough background check of the driver in­clud­ing au­then­ti­ca­tion by their bio­met­ric de­tails.

The com­pany launched in April 2015 and has been funded by, among oth­ers, Se­quoia Cap­i­tal and Light­speed Ven­tures. Times In­ter­net, the dig­i­tal ven­ture of the Times Group which pub­lishes The Eco­nomic Times, is also an in­vestor in Shuttl.

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