Google has integrated a new feature with which you can book Ola and Uber cab rides directly from Google Now. Right now, the system has been implemented only for Ola and Uber booked via Google Now. According to sources, the new feature enables people to make use of the search facility to solve real life issues.
When you search for a destination by tapping the search option on the home screen, Google provides you with options to book an Ola or Uber cab based on your search input. You will also view the estimated fare for your trip. However, you need to select the final option.
To work with this feature, you need to provide specific search commands such as “Taxi to Delhi airport”, “Uber to Delhi airport” or “Ola to Mumbai airport”. The app or browser will direct you to select a service. You will be able to book a ride in one tap. If you have not installed Google Search app, you will be redirected to Google Play to install the relevant app.
In early 2016, this feature was integrated with Google Maps. It featured a dedicated tab with information on cab services including existing driving, public transport, or walking options.
Commenting on the development, Sanket Gupta, Program Manager, Google disclosed that choosing the best transit option can be a task at times, our aim is to help users simplify their everyday travel. 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.
With the integration of Ola and Uber cab booking service, you will be able to book for your ride directly from Google Search app. You will view a new tab exclusively devoted for ride services with estimated fares and pick up times.