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Google Maps adds Lyft and Gett to its roster of ride-hail options

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Google Maps users will now have even more ways to compare transportation options. The service announced it’s added Lyft and Gett to its roster of ride-hail partners. Now users who want to compare prices and travel time between different services can do so when they toggle over to the ride-share tab in the app.

Google Maps says it now displays pick-up times and fare ranges for nine ride-hail services in 60 countries. Back in March, Google announced it was giving ride-sharing its own tab alongside transit, biking, walking, and driving. Uber was integrated into Maps years ago, but more recent additions include 99Taxis in Brazil, Ola Cabs in India, Hailo in the UK and Spain, and mytaxi in Germany and Spain.

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Now add to that list Lyft, which is available in the US, and Gett, which is available in the UK and New York City. Google Maps will also show different types of services, such as Lyft Line, the ride-hail company’s carpool option.

While Maps will only display fare ranges rather than specific prices, it still offers users one of the best ways to compare between Uber and Lyft, which have grown largely indistinguishable.

Uber had previously fought back against attempts by third-party apps to access its open software to offer price comparisons with other services. In June, Uber denied a Boston-based company called Urbanhail access to its API, sparking criticism that Uber was acting in an anti-competitive fashion.