Bing Maps gets taxi fare calculator

How much will it cost to grab a cab from my apartment to a favorite seafood restaurant? How about from my friend’s hotel to another friend’s apartment? Thanks to a new submission to the King of Bing Maps competition, users can calculate taxi fare between any two destinations within major metropolitan areas on Bing Maps. In our testing, the feature works quite well. When you load the app in Bing Maps, you have to first choose a region and then get directions between two addresses. Since cabs (and fares) are usually regulated by the cities in which they operate, as they are here in Chicago, it’s not hard for Bing to get in the general ballpark of what you can expect to pay. I commonly take a cab between two specific addresses (hey, there are adult beverages involved and no nearby L stops at the destination), so I ran a test on the new tool. The result was just about what I typically pay, not counting tip. Not only can this feature be useful for locals, it would also be appreciated by out-of-town visitors who want to know what to expect when checking out a new city. Other nominations for the King of Bing Maps are outlined on the Bing blog, but Taxi Fare Calculator is definitely the most useful of the bunch.

Srinivas Katam

Do you need help growing your business? Srinivas Katam is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Consultant with over 200 successful SEO and Social Media client engagements completed. I’ve worked with brands across the world as a digital marketing consultant to deliver revenue growth from content-focused inbound marketing campaigns. He is an Innovative Marketer who specializes in digital marketing, specifically in social media, SEO and online strategy.

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