Google Maps makes it easier to hail a ride that isn't Uber
These additions will live alongside Uber in a dedicated ride-hailing tab when you search inside Google Maps. To see them, however, you'll need to have their respective apps installed on your phone first. Like before, you'll then get a series of fare estimates -- making it simple to compare multiple services -- and the option to complete an order inside the relevant mobile app. "When it makes sense, we'll also show ride service availability when viewing the map in walking and transit directions, and multiple ride services for each provider – where they exist," Google said in a blog post.
The new options will be hitting the Android app today in their relevant markets. The same functionality will arrive in the iOS app later – Gett, for instance, says the option should appear for iPhone users on March 23rd.
This article by Nick Summers originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.
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