Users in India can now order cabs from Uber or Ola directly from Google Search.
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(CCM) — Smartphone internet users in India can now book cabs from Uber and Ola directly from Google Search. They simply need to search for directions and choose from the available ride options available via Google Search’s app or mobile site. Uber users are able to choose between uberGO and uberX services, while Ola customers have the option between Ola Mini, Ola Micro and Ola Sedan options. A tab will also display the estimated fare of available cab services as well as pick-up times.
"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, Program Manager at Google India. If users search for specific information such as “Uber to airport” or “Ola to airport,” the app or browser redirects to a new tab, where users can select a service of the cab company for which they searched. Earlier this month, Ola also launched an offline service with which users can send a text message to book a cab.
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