Google Maps Update Is Giving Uber Competition

Google has added a way for users of its Map app to compare at ride-sharing fares with industry giant Uber. Users in certain countries will be able to see which service is cheaper so they can better decide which one to choose. It is an example of the growing amount of transit information available through Google Maps beyond the typical driving directions. Previously, Google Maps provided ride sharing information under its transit tab only from Uber at the bottom of a list of options that included bus and train routes. But users were out of luck if they wanted to know what competing ride sharing services charged.