Google Maps Updated With a New Taxi Service on Android and iPhone

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Google Maps already features integration for several ride-hailing services like Uber, and the Mountain View-based parent company is working with more partners to expand this feature not only in the States but also elsewhere.
This week, Google joined forces with SIXT to bring its taxi service right to Android and iPhone users within the app, thus making it easier to see the route and the fares for a ride from Google Maps.

For the time being, this new integration is only available in Germany, but the goal is to bring the same partnership to more regions in the coming months.

After getting SIXT information on Google Maps, users are automatically redirected to SIXT ONE, the application that provides them with additional options should they want to book a ride, including the type of vehicle they need.

What’s more, Google and SIXT have also prepared more ride options appropriate for these awkward times, allowing Google Maps users to see rides with separation protection between the driver and the passenger sides.

Google Maps has received plenty of significant updates lately, and as far as Android users are concerned, the most important is the addition of a driving mode that will more or less replace Android Auto for phones.

Currently available as part of a public test in the United States, the new driving mode puts Google Maps at the core of the entire experience. It allows users to easily interact with additional functionality, such as music players and phone calls, with the press of a button or with voice commands via Google Assistant.

Overall, the new driving mode in Google Maps is clearly based on the Android Auto for phones approach, but it remains to be seen if the latter is eventually killed off when broad availability is ready.

You can find out more about how to use the driving mode in Google Maps here.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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