Do you usually have a tough time thinking straight when it’s hot outside and you cannot see any bus or shuttle moving to your office route? And then comes the time when you take out your smartphone and smartly book an Uber. Ever imagined how does your Uber arrive at your location? It has already been quite easy to compare wait times and the pricing of available Uber options, including POOL, uberX, and uberXL, in Google Maps.
Within the Uber Rider App you can now request a ride, see your driver en route, contact your driver, and follow your trip status — all without having to switch over to the Uber app. Plus, you can pay to either Uber or Google.
Google Maps API can be used free of cost only for 25,000 request per day approximately. But to get unlimited requests, payment is needed. Uber makes millions of requests weekly, worldwide, so yes, Uber pays to Google Maps.
Embedding a Google Map into an application/web page is free. However, there are usage limits, which currently stand at 25,000 map requests per day. So may be Uber is using some kind of premium plan.
Uber may have some type of contract with Google as it tracks it cabs using Google maps for asset tracking which is impossible without their permission.
Riding around the city with Uber is a great way to meet people you never would’ve crossed paths with otherwise. Uber has made the life run a little more smoothly with the advanced technologies and its overwhelming service.