Bus aggregator Shuttl to set up tech-innovation centre in Bengaluru

Bus aggregator Shuttl to set up tech-innovation centre in Bengaluru
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30 Sep, 2019

Amazon-backed intra-city bus aggregator Shuttl will set up its first technology and innovation centre in Bengaluru.

The Gurugram-based company will hire over 100 technology experts by year-end for the centre located at Domlur, East Bengaluru, it said in a statement on Monday.

The research facility will incubate the urban mobility platform’s engineering and software development needs. The centre has been developed to be the “nerve centre for the company’s pioneering in-house research and development with a view to solve the complex and ever-evolving challenges of urban commute,” Amit Singh, chief executive, Shuttl said in the statement.

The urban mobility platform works across a host of technologies such as geographic information systems, global positioning systems, machine learning, data warehousing, augmented reality and computer vision to serve over 90,000 rides on a daily basis.

With the Bengaluru centre, Shuttl would continue to develop its products, solutions to offer services “that take the pain away from daily commute for citizens”, it said. It claims to have shifted 57% of its users from cars to buses as a daily commute option.

In May this year, TechCircle had reported that Shuttl was raising up to $6 million as part of the startup’s ongoing $20 million round.

Late last year, Shuttl had inked a pact with the then Hyderabad-based shuttle aggregator Commut to absorb its customers and driver-partners, after Commut had been acqui-hired by UAE-headquartered ride-hailing firm Careem.

Founded in 2015 by two IITians Amit Singh and Deepanshu Malviya, Shuttl operates over 1,700 buses across six major urban cities in India – Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai.