Consumers can now select a cab-hailing service from Google Search after typing in requests for taxi to Delhi, or Ola/Uber to airport, for example. They will see a tab for Uber and Ola, with fare estimates and pick-up times. Ola and Uber are cab-hailing apps. When a user requests for taxi to Delhi or Ola/Uber to airport, the Google Search app or browser will ask the user to select a service and open the app to book the ride. In case the user doesn't have the Ola/Uber app installed on the device, Google Search will show a link to install the app. "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," Google program manager Sanket Gupta said. Earlier this year, the feature was put on Google Maps. Ola said the move helped facilitate its focus on making cab bookings more accessible and seamless for customers everywhere.