The D.C. Taxicab Commission may not think highly of Uber, but on the bright side, one of the largest technology platforms in the world counts themselves as a fan. Google has built a feature into smartphone GPS system Google Maps that allows users to see the time that it would take to get if they were to hail an Uber. Then it allows the user to hail said Uber (if the app is already on the phone.) It's extremely easy to do, so Curbed has put together this little demonstration. The demonstration started at the Fort Totten Metro station even though taking an Uber from a place that services three metro lines in the middle of the day would be sort of insane.
· Google adds Uber integration, offline storage to Google Maps app [WBJ]