Go from directions to destinations as Careem announces integration with Google Maps
Integration ensures seamless travel around town – from searching for directions on Google Maps to simultaneously finding the fastest Careem ride to reach the final destination
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017 – In a move aimed at further strengthening its commitment to user experience and convenience, Careem, the region’s leading ride-hailing service, announces that it is now integrated into Google Maps. The service is currently available on Android and iOS to users in the UAE and will be rolled out across the other markets in the region, in the coming weeks.
The integration of Careem’s services with Google Maps means a faster ride-hailing experience for users of both the apps. For users searching for directions in Google Maps, a simple tap on the ride-hailing icon on the far right will reveal the closest available Careem cars, along with the expected pick-up time and fare estimate for a ride to their selected destination. At this point, users will have the option to open the Careem app and confirm their booking, with their pick-up and drop-off details transferring to the Careem app automatically.
“As the go-to app for directions and navigation, Google Maps is an extremely popular service and integrating Careem within the app means users can now take advantage of the benefits of both the apps simultaneously. This translates into a seamless and uninterrupted ride-hailing experience for our customers that saves their time and effort and maximizes convenience,” said Wael Nafee, VP of Product at Careem.
“We are deeply passionate about simplifying people’s lives by using the power of technology and building creative alliances, and we remain dedicated to this mission by continuously innovating and rolling out leading-edge transportation solutions for our users,” he added.
Careem is the region’s leading app-based car service that makes ordering chauffeur-driven cars reliable, safe, convenient, and affordable. Its customers can book a car on the Careem apps and website, or by calling a call center. Careem is a pioneering company in the region’s nascent ‘sharing economy’ – its mission is to make people’s lives simpler by revolutionizing the transportation and logistics industry in the region. Established in July 2012, Careem operates in more than 50 cities in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region including Abu Dhabi, Alexandria and the north coast of Egypt, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait and Riyadh.