People using Google Maps for efficient and reliable journey planning are now able to discover Spin e-scooters and e-bikes when given route options for their journeys. When looking for directions, Google Maps users can easily locate Spin vehicles in 84 towns, cities and campuses in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain.
Google Maps users are able to see, in real-time, the nearest available Spin e-bike or e-scooter, including how long it will take to walk to the vehicle, as well as the estimated battery range and expected arrival time. Users will then be directed to the Spin app to pay for the vehicle, unlock it and take their ride.
Micromobility is continuing to gain traction to become a mainstream transportation solution for those living in urban areas or campuses. As e-scooters and e-bikes are being increasingly built into journey-planning platforms, residents and visitors can more easily take a multimodal approach to the way they get around cities. This latest integration follows Spin’s recent addition into a number of global and regional journey planning platforms such as CityMapper, Moovit, Transit and Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe (KVB).
Starting today, users of Google Maps will have the ability to see the availability and location status of Bird e-scooters and e-bikes. The integration comes on the heels of Bird’s announcement of its intention to enter the public markets through a definitive agreement with Switchback II Corporation..