- You can now book rides with Ola and Uber through Goggle Search, you can also compare price with the new feature.
Google has added another feature to aid the booking of taki for users. With this new feature users will now get a tab for ride services, both Uber and Ola, with fare estimates and pick up times if a car is available near their location when they search in the mobile browser.
The search works for specific and precise requests, for example, searching ‘Taxi to Lagos Island’ to ‘Uber for Ikeja Airport’, the app/browser will ask the users to pick which service they want and it will automatically redirect them to the app for booking the ride. For users that do not have the app, then Google Search will show a link to install the app.
Users can also find directions and choose from a menu of ride service options straight from Google Search app or through the mobile search browser, the company said in a blog post.
With this new feature commuters can not only ask for directions but also book a cab for themselves. Another useful part of this new feature is that you can compare the price of the cab services right on the search page. Also, Google will fetch the trip estimate and other details without actually opening up the app along with the nearby location of the cab on the map.
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..."
For those interested in Uber and Ola rides and also for those who do not have the app for the transport companies...you can fell free to use this means available by Google, and also download the app for other benefits ans ease.Use-Google-Search-To-Book-Ola-Uber-Rides