Spin is the most recent to integrate its electric bikes into the well-known navigation platform. Other scooter rental organizations, for example, Lime have already added their vehicles to the application since 2019. Furthermore, it’s not just free-floating scooters. Google Maps likewise incorporates bike-sharing data, alerts about crowded transport routes, and options from different services like Lyft and Uber.
As micromobility acquires traction as a standard transportation choice for those living in cities or on college campuses, e-scooters and e-bikes are progressively being added to travel planning platforms. Continuing in the footsteps of its scooter rival Lime, Spin has recently been coordinated into a variety of global and regional journey-planning platforms, including CityMapper, Moovit, Transit, and Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe(KVB).
Presently, with the most recent integration, Google Maps clients will actually want to find in the application the closest accessible Spin e-bike or e-scooter in real-time. That, yet they will likewise be informed regarding the time that it goes for to walk to the vehicle, the estimated battery range, and the estimated arrival time. To take their ride, clients will be redirected to the Spin application, where they can pay for the vehicle and open it.
“With this integration, Spin is making it easier for millions of Google Maps users to easily incorporate shared bikes and scooters into their daily trips,” commented Ben Bear, CEO of Spin.
“Our goal is to make it as low friction as possible for consumers to plan multi-modal journeys. It needs to be just as easy, and even more convenient to get around with bikes, buses, trains and scooters as it is with a personal car. This collaboration with Google is our biggest platform integration yet with many more in the pipeline.”