Due to a recent update, Uber users will now be able to view ride service stats along with walking, driving, and public transit times via Google Maps. Users will also be able to book an Uber ride directly from Google Maps. This new update will hit Android phones in a matter of days, with an iOS update following shortly after.
Those who are in need of a ride home from the bar (or just from point A to point B) can do so by accessing Uber all over the world (Ola Cabs in India, Gett in the UK, Hailo in the UK and Spain, Mytaxi in Germany and Spain, and 99Taxis in Brazil), with the app displaying how close cabs are to you as well as fare estimates. Now, instead of hopping back and forth between various apps trying to map our your ride and such, you can just conveniently do it all in one spot.
The update will be accessible via a new tab. If you choose to book an Uber via Google Maps, it will open up the app for that service and automatically book the ride for you. Convenience is key, these days. Unfortunately for Lyft fans, this feature will not be available.