New Uber integration lets you book & track rides without leaving Google Maps

Tapping on a provider lets users see a list of ride options and special offers. Tap on it, and you'll see the fees and arrival times from Uber.

If you're not an Uber user but prefer the competition, the new version of Google Maps also provides partial support for Lyft, Gett and Hailo. Though listed in the ride services section, Lyft now doesn't appear to support the same booking process as yet. Then, users can book an Uber ride and track their driver on Google Maps, all within the Google Maps app, wrote McKinley Torti. Google Maps v9.43.2 brings all such information into one convenient place - right on our maps. According to Google, the update would begin rolling out for both platform globally starting today.

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Now Maps is getting a much more useful integration with ride services.

Next up, today's update allows you to book an Uber ride directly within Google Maps.

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Uber unveiled its biggest redesign since 2012 that is said to be faster, easier to understand and more upfront with costs and travel time.

Different companies like Uber, Zipcar and Car2Go have been using the auto sharing features for a little while now. Aside from the update on the riding service, users can also reserve a table at a local restaurant, book a fitness class, and simple food delivery. Previously as part of their partnership, visitors from those countries to the U.S. could open their native ride-hailing app and be able to hail a Lyft without needing to download a new app for the country they were visiting.

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Running a ride-hailing startup can be expensive and profits don't start appearing until several years into the game-if you are lucky. The new rides interface and Uber features should be live now on Android and iOS.


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