Uber allows you to Book & track rides without leaving Google Maps
In 2016, Google Maps introduced the power to see rides and estimates from Uber and other ride sharing services while looking for directions. Now the rides interface on Android and iOS is being refurbished as well as direct Uber integration that enables you to book and pay for rides without having to quit Maps.
- Fariha Khan
- January 13, 2017
In place of only a simple list of services that are accessible when exploring he ride tab, now you can see a map of available drivers around you with tabs at the bottom for various services. Choosing one divulges a carousel with circular icons that has various types of rides than before. In addition, you can also see promotions as well as special offers.
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At the same time, Google Maps has got profound Uber integration. Earlier, when you used the rides interface, you would be pushed out to the particular ride app to book and pay. But now the latest integration enables you to complete your transaction directly without leaving Maps by signing into your Uber account before time.
You have complete functionality such as booking a ride, tracking your driver, and connecting with them without having the official app. Besides, users can also look at handy information including waypoints restaurants when en route to your end point.
Google has not stated if additional ride share services will get the same integration. The latest rides interface and Uber features are now live now on both iOS and Android. So enjoy a more powerful and simpler way to travel and book rides using your favorite services.