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DriveTech training Ola drivers ahead of London launch

Ola ride-sharing car

DriveTech is providing ride-hailing platform Ola with online driver risk assessments and online training modules for its drivers.

Ola has been operating in the UK since 2018 and has since expanded rapidly establishing a presence across 27 local authorities in South Wales, the South West, Merseyside, West Midlands, and Reading.

It is due to launch in London towards the end of this month.

The organisation was founded in India in 2011 and now operates in four countries serving more than 125 million customers.

The provision of driver assessments and online training modules from DriveTech, part of the AA, is a significant component of Ola’s drive to work to high standards and provide riders with a safe and secure experience, it said.

Drivers must successfully complete an online driving assessment and then complete a series of e-learning modules, as well as completing other programmes such as an English-speaking test.

Simon Smith, head of Ola International, said: “Our priorities at Ola are to ensure we offer drivers and riders the highest quality and safety when travelling, which is why we selected DriveTech to support our launch in London given their reputation as market leader in safety & training.

“We’re really looking forward to working in close partnership going forward and seeing the positive impact DriveTech’s assessments and training have on our leading service.”

Charlie Norman, MD at DriveTech, added: “We are delighted to be working with such a driven organisation as Ola who are set to make a big impact in the London ride-hailing and ride-sharing market.

“We are pleased to be providing DriveTech online driver assessments and online training modules to Ola drivers as they launch in London this month.

“We’ve worked closely with the Ola team during the development and are confident that this will help them create and maintain high standards of safety, security and happiness for both their drivers and customers – goals both our organisations share.”

DriveTech, a business wholly owned by the AA, serves the business driver community in the UK and internationally providing a range of driver risk management and driver training services, and is also the UK's largest provider of police diversionary training courses working with 34 police forces across the country.

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