• Home
  • Apps
  • Apps News
  • Google Maps Getting ‘Ride Services’ Menu Entry to Provide Accurate Ride Sharing Fares: Report

Google Maps Getting ‘Ride Services’ Menu Entry to Provide Accurate Ride-Sharing Fares: Report

As of now, Uber seems to be the only supported partner in this ride services setting on Google Maps.

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
Google Maps Getting ‘Ride Services’ Menu Entry to Provide Accurate Ride-Sharing Fares: Report

Photo Credit: Android Police

The 'Ride Services' feature in Google Maps beta may still be in development stages

Highlights
  • Google Maps’ ‘Ride Services’ is under development
  • The feature will help get more accurate ride sharing fares
  • It is available on Google Maps’ latest beta version 10.56.0

Google Maps' latest beta introduces a new menu entry called ‘Ride Services' in the settings of the app, as per a report. This setting will help get more accurate fare, by sending route information from Maps to the ride-sharing company. Uber seems to be the only supported partner in this ride services setting, but this may differ across regions and as the app develops further. The latest beta brings the app up to version 10.56.0.

The new Ride Services menu entry on Google Maps was first reported by Android Police. The feature, available in beta version 10.56.0 of the app, may still be in development stages, as the report mentioned that there weren't any differences in prices when comparing ride-sharing results before and after activating the option. The price range was still large and not specific.

Citing tipsters, the report noted that the latest beta version of Google Maps has also added building numbers and crosswalk markings for them. This could be a part of a server-side change available for limited cities that could roll out on earlier versions of Maps, for some. Screenshots in the report show that you can spot the building numbers and crosswalk markings by zooming in on streets in cities such as New York.

To become a tester eligible for Google Maps beta, you can join here.

Meanwhile, Google Maps has introduced a new community feed in the Explore tab of the app that brings the latest reviews, photos, and posts of events and places near you, which are offered by people and businesses you follow. The community feed aims to make it easier to discover things to do and places to go in a particular area. It takes into account your interests and offers you content tailored to it. The new feature is rolling out globally to Android and iOS devices.


Is OnePlus 8T the best 'value flagship' of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Tanishka Sodhi Tanishka Sodhi is a sub-editor at Gadgets 360. As a journalist, she has covered education, culture, and media and mental health. She is interested in the intersection of technology and culture, and its impact on everyday lives. Tanishka is a staunch advocate of gender equality, and the correct use of commas. You can get in touch with her via Twitter at @tanishka_s2 or drop a mail at tanishkas@ndtv.com. More
Sennheiser HD 560S Headphones Launched in India, Aimed at Analytical Listening Sessions

Related Stories

 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com