Google Maps’ App Adds Alternatives to Booking an Uber Ride

A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs on his car windscreen in Santa Monica

Google on Thursday said that it was adding ride-hailing services Lyft and Gett in the U.S. to its mapping service. A button for ordering a Lyft ride will now appear inside the Google Maps app along with a similar one for ordering a Gett ride in New York City, the only U.S. city where Gett operates.

The move gives users more options in Google Maps beyond Uber, which was already available through Google Maps in addition to other transportation options like public transit, walking, and driving. Gett was previously available for U.K. users.

Google Maps’ App Adds Alternatives to Booking an Uber Ride