Hyderabad seems to be catching up on the ‘e’ revolution pretty quick. Various initiatives are being taken up to use e-bikes, e-autos to reduce the last mile connectivity problems of citizens, and now Hala Mobility, a start-up incubated at T-Hub under the lab32 project cohort 6, launched its user application on November 30, 2021.
The app will be helpful for users to make their rides, get rentals, use charging stations, or do service bookings. The formal launch was done by the principal secretary to ITE & C department, Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, and other prominent ecosystem leaders like Mahankali Srinivas Rao, CEO of T-Hub Hyderabad, Ajit Rangnekar, director-general of research and innovative circle of Hyderabad, among others.
During the launch, Hala displayed its smart keyless app, and the first booking was made by Jayesh Ranjan. Later a demo was shown to those present to show how inter-campus commuting could be solved by electric bikes, which will, in turn, reduce pollution levels on campuses.
Hala intends to launch the service by December for access for everyone at the IIIT-Hyderabad campus. The riders can avail of the benefit free of cost for the first three months. Their smart scooters hold smart batteries, and Hala will also set up a few charging stations within the campus.
The tech start-up’s primary objective is to increase the adaptability rate of electronic vehicles. All scooters are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and GPS making it easy to unlock the vehicle via mobile phone. The company is also using AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) to quickly approve the user by taking a selfie, aadhar card, and driving license.
The home-grown start-up was facilitated by TSIC for the recent Dubai Expo 2021 & TiE Sustainability Summit 2021. Hala Mobility intends to deploy 15000 scooters in the coming 12 months and will mark our presence in 6 cities, according to its CEO Srikanth Reddy.