Bing Adds Enhanced Auto Search ResultsBy: Chris Crum - January 12, 2011
Bing has added a new feature to its search results in enhanced auto results, which show information about automobiles right on the search results pages. The Bing Team writes:
Now you can search for your favorite car and Bing will assemble all of the important information (price, Fuel Economy, user rating, listings in your area) as well as quick links to additional information right within the search result.
Simply enter in the make and model and Bing autos will pull together everything you need to research in one place. You use the filters in the left rail to narrow down your search by model, price, year or comparable vehicle.
You can see the feature in action in a video shown here, or you can simply go to Bing and try it out. I find that for some queries, you have to add a year to get the results to come up immediately, though if you leave it off, you can still get to the results by clicking one of the options (which contains a year) in the left rail.
The feature is in line with other recently launched Bing features, such as those for sports tickets and TV listings. The feature really falls in line with Bing’s whole "Decision Engine" philosophy it launched with from the beginning – providing answers directly in search results without providing the need to click through to other sites to get the info.
The auto results provide info from MSN Autos, and when you click through on the links within these results, that is where you will be taken.