Lyft announced a new feature of the Lyft Driver app today called Lyft Navigation. Lyft Navigation is built with Google Maps and is accessed right from the Driver app.
There is no longer a need for drivers to be switching back and forth between the navigation app and the Lyft driver app between picking up new riders or taking a detour to pick up a carpooler during a Lyft Line ride.
Lyft says this is a win-win for drivers and passengers alike. Once riders hop in, they can be on the road just moments quicker since the driver doesn’t have to fiddle with getting the directions right.
Lyft Navigation, built with Google Maps is now rolling out for Android with iOS available “coming soon”.