Congested roads and lanes are a common sight in the city, especially during rush hours. Traffic jams are increasing day by day, with very few solutions in sight. As a result, office goers face a range of woes from being unable to attend morning meetings and calls, to losing precious time while being stuck on the road. Sensing a great opportunity in this space, Mahindra & Mahindra, which is the largest electric car player in India, has partnered with Cisco to enter the shared mobility space with their new app – Glyd.
You can think of Glyd cabs as mobile offices, as that is what the company is aiming for. With a range of great features such as in-built video conferencing solutions, curated music and entertainment, these cabs offer everything an office goer may need to be more productive during their commute. They also offer other premium services such as privacy screens, strain-free lighting, and air purifiers. M&M has partnered with Vodafone in order to facilitate the connectivity.
Glyd is not looking to compete with Uber and Ola. Instead, it wants to carve a niche within the shared mobility space. As it offers a range of features, the average commuter can also expect to spend 10% more than what they generally spend when using Ola or Uber. The brand’s plan is to target employees who work at corporates and need to make every second of their day count.
According to Pawan Goenka, who is the MD of M&M, the company has consistently provided great solutions as it is India’s leading name when it comes to electric cars. With this new offering, they plan to enrich the experience of the average commuters while they go to work.
He also added “Going forward we plan to launch multiple e-mobility solutions, across cities,”