Searching for best mode of commuting is a headache in big cities. To mitigate the misery of consumers, the search giant Google has added very useful feature in their Google Maps app for Android.
From today, when you search for directions using the latest version of Google Maps on your mobile, it will show you a dedicated tab with information for cab services—in addition to the existing driving, public transport, or walking options you’re familiar with. If you are 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.
For your convenience, your search for cab services in major cities of India has been made easy. You’ll be able to choose from Uber or Ola cab services. 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 you select a service, the app will take you directly to the Uber or Ola app for you to request your ride 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.
This new feature on the Google maps app is being rolled today for Android devices, and it will be coming very soon to iOS.