Google Maps will soon give you the option to hail a taxi

Google is giving you more ways to get around with the integration of ride-hailing services to Google Maps in countries across the world. Now, when you ask for directions, Maps can give you fare estimates and pickup times if a car from one of the new partner services is near you. Google has added support for Hailo in the UK and Spain, 99Taxis in Brazil, Ola Cabs in India, myTaxi in Germany and Spain, and Gett in the UK.

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In order to take advantage of this new integration, you'll need to install the app from one of these services. From Google:

Select a service, and we'll take you directly to their app for you to book your ride with one tap. When it makes sense, we'll also show ride service availability when viewing the map in walking and transit directions, and multiple ride services options for each provider—where they exist. For example, if you're using Uber, starting today, we'll now show uberX, uberXL and UberBLACK for an easy and quick comparison.

To start, Google will only be offering integration with these services in the UK, Spain, Germany, India, and Brazil. This feature will begin rolling out in the next few days on Android, and will arrive on iOS shortly as well.