Google Maps got a big update today. Maps already partners with Uber, and has now added more partners in five other countries, like 99Taxis in Brazil, Ola Cabs in India, Hailo in the UK and Spain, mytaxi in Germany and Spain, and Gett in the UK.
Now when you search for directions in the Google Maps app, you’ll see a dedicated tab with ride services information. As long as you have the service app installed e.g., the Uber app, when you tap on the ride service tab you’ll see fare estimates and pick up times if a car is available near your location.
Touch a ride and you’ll be taken to the app to book your ride with one tap. For certain services like Uber, you’ll also be able to see the different options like UberX, Uber XL and UberBLACK.
The update will be rolling out to Android users over the next several days, and will be “coming very soon to iOS.”