Google Maps app to feature Uber, Ola services

Users of Google Maps app for Android will be able to access both Uber and Ola taxi-hailing services, the company announced on Wednesday.

“If you’re looking for a cab service in major cities in India, you’ll be able to choose from Uber or Ola cab services,” said Google. “If you have a provider’s app installed, you’ll be able to see fare estimates and pick up times and if a car is available near you. 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 user selects a service on Google Maps, it will take him directly to the Uber or Ola app for a ride request with one tap. “Having all your commuting options in one place makes it easier to make quick comparisons about the best route and get an estimated fare,” said the statement from Google. “When it makes sense, we’ll also show cab availability when viewing the map in walking or transit directions.”

Source : BS Motoring