Bangalore, October 19 2016: Google has made cab commuting even easier, letting you book your Ola or Uber directly from Google Search.
You can ask Google for directions, and book rides from the Google Search box. You will see a tab for ride services, both Uber and Ola, with fare estimates and pick up times if a car is available near your location.
On a search like “Taxi to Pune airport” or “Uber to Bangalore City station", or "Ola to Mumbai Sahar airport", the app/ browser automatically opens the app to book the ride. If the the Uber/Ola app is not already installed on your device, Google Search will show a link to install the app.
Says Sanket Gupta, Programme Manager, Google: “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.”