Google Maps now lets you get an Uber without leaving the app

Janis ColeJan 15, 2017

It allows users to see a list of ride-hailing service providers and estimated fares for them.

In 2016, Lyft lost almost $600 million on its expanding operations, which include partnerships with a growing list of local ride-hail companies around the world, and hauled in $700 million in revenue, according to CNBC. Then, users can book an Uber ride and track their driver on Google Maps, all within the Google Maps app, wrote McKinley Torti.

While Google Maps is an easy navigation solution, there are certain features that it can add.

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Google Maps is providing a big update for ride sharers: direct booking integration.

When users open the ride services mode in Google, they will now see a map of their location - instead of a long list of providers and options - and a carousel they can swipe to see ride service providers in the area. According to Google, the update would begin rolling out for both platform globally starting today.

'With Calendar Shortcuts, Uber can assist with your planning'.

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Different companies like Uber, Zipcar and Car2Go have been using the vehicle sharing features for a little while now. That's right, the latest update now lets you hail an Uber ride without ever leaving the app. Let's see some more details on the subject and how you can do that. The update is also coming to Android.

The ride-hailing giant said its technology will also remember customer's most visited places in order to increase pick-up and drop-off times - the system taps into digital calendars on your smartphone to learn your daily routine.

To get started, simply connect your smartphone's native calendar to the Uber app.

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However, the only events that will appear at the bottom are ones that you saved with an address. The new rides interface and Uber features should be live now on Android and iOS.

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