Bangalore, October 20: The Google has once again come for the rescue of the mango people of the country as it will now help the people hire Ola and Uber cabs through its search engine itself. Google announced on Wednesday that users can find directions and choose from a menu of ride service options straight from Google Search app or through the mobile search browser. The latest version of Google Maps supports this feature.
The new feature allows the commuters to search at the basic level on the google search engine where they can type terms like “taxi to Bangalore airport,” “Uber/Ola to Bangalore airport” or such similar ones, stated Google. It will also provide the link respective app store even if the consumer does not have the app installed in the smart phone.
Sanket Gupta, Programme Manager, Google, said,” With this, users will be able to order, explore and make quick comparisons about the best estimated taxi fare directly from Google Search results on their mobile. Our aim is to help users simplify their everyday travel.”
Google had integrated Uber into its Google Maps in February the previous year. A year after Uber-Google Maps integration, Google had added Ola on Google Maps. Apart from these, Google maps also embraced 99Taxis in Brazil, Hailo in the UK & Spain, mytaxi in Germany & Spain and Gett in the UK. Ola opened up its API for developers in September last year, while competitor Uber launched its API in August 2014, a few months after integration into Google Maps.