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Now, Book Ola and Uber Cabs Directly From Google Search on Your Smartphone

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Now, Book Ola and Uber Cabs Directly From Google Search on Your Smartphone
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  • Users can find directions and choose which cab to book from Google Search
  • It will also give compare of Ola and Uber fare and pick-up estimates
  • Google Maps app already allows users to book Uber and Ola cabs

People can now book Ola or Uber cabs directly from Google Search from their smartphones in India, Google announced on Wednesday.

Users can 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.

(Also see: Inside Uber's Plan to Beat Ola in India's $10 Billion Ride-Sharing Market)

On request for specific information such as "Uber to Bangalore airport" or "Ola to Bangalore airport", the app/ browser directs the user to select a service and automatically opens the app to book the ride, all in just one tap.

This feature was made available on Google Maps earlier this year.

"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," said Sanket Gupta, Programme Manager, Google.

Commuters will get to see a tab for ride services, both Uber and Ola, with fare estimates and pick up times if a car is available near their location.In cases where the app is not installed on the device, Google Search will show a link to install the app.

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