tech2 News StaffMar 16, 2016 12:37:26 IST
Starting today, Google Maps has introduced a dedicated tab with information for cab services, in addition to the existing driving, public transport, or walking options one is familiar with. Users will now be able to choose Uber or Ola cab services directly from the Google Maps app. The feature is now available for Android users and will be coming very soon to iOS.
According to a Google statement, "Next time you’re leaving work to meet a friend for dinner, or heading to a client meeting in a new city, you’ll be able to compare all your commuting options right from within the Google Maps app."
If users have the provider's app installed, they will be able to see fare estimates and pick up times and if a car is available near them as well. Uber users will be able to choose from uberGO and uberX services, while Ola customers can choose from Ola Mini, Ola Micro and Ola Sedan options.
Once a service is selected, Google Maps will directly take users to the Uber or Ola app. Google also said, "Having all your commuting options in one place makes it easier to make quick comparisons about the best route and get an estimated fare. When it makes sense, we’ll also show cab availability when viewing the map in walking or transit directions."
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