Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Last year, Google introduced a feature in its navigation app — Google Maps — using which the users were able to book a ride with Uber with ease. The feature enabled users to book an Uber directly from Google Maps without opening the Uber app. Apart from booking a ride the feature also allowed users to check when the driver is en route to the pickup location, contact the driver and monitor trip status from Google Maps itself.
Request a ride feature was introduced on both iOS and Android at the time of the launch. However, the company removed the feature from iOS back in August last year. The feature is still live in India, but we are sure when the company will remove it.