Google maps will add combined directions to its platform, where users will be able to access biking and rideshare directions in one streamlined navigation set. Users can access the combined directions feature by searching for a destination, then selecting the transit button in the app. From there, users can see the cost of taking a rideshare app for each section of a trip. Additionally, users can set bike routes while seeing necessary information from non-biking sections of a route.
The app's expansion will help users who may use two different methods to travel. Additionally, Google maps could attract more users by allowing multi-transportation navigation features on the app. Allowing users to access one streamlined navigation feed can offer a much simpler experience.
The new Google maps feature will begin to be released on iOS devices shortly.