Google Maps will show users where a Lime vehicle is available, how long it will take to walk there, a price estimate as well as battery range.
Google Maps will now display available Lime vehicles in more than 100 global cities across Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand and South America.
Using an Android device, users will be able to see if a Lime vehicle is available, how long it’ll take to walk to the vehicle, a price estimate of the ride, battery range, along with total journey time and ETA in the Google Maps app.
iOS availability for this feature will launch in late August.
Lime believes that the mobility group that could see the strongest benefits from this upgraded integration is commuters. In cities like Paris, where electric scooters have been shown to reduce commuting times by more than 10 minutes, 85 per cent of Lime riders already report combining micro-mobility with other forms of transportation.
“This integration will help people in over 100 cities around the world unlock an even easier way to explore their cities and reduce commute times,” said Li Fan, chief technology officer and head of engineering, Lime. “Here at Lime, we believe in the gift of time, and our scooters and e-bikes offer a convenient and fun way of getting around some of the most congested areas in the world.
“We’re excited that this partnership with Google Maps provides the opportunity for Lime to connect people to their destination faster.”
If available, users will see Lime vehicles as an option from their biking, walking and transit tab if they’re travelling a relatively short distance that may also be accessible via bike or scooter. Users can tap on a Lime in the Google Maps app, and Google Maps will show information about the selected vehicle.
“This integration will help people in over 100 cities around the world unlock an even easier way to explore their cities and reduce commute times”
Google Maps will also show a walking route to the selected Lime vehicle and bicycling route for the rest of the journey in the biking tab.
“In addition to showing you the best biking and transit route in Google Maps, you’ll now be able to see if Lime scooters or e-bikes are available, how long the trip will take, and the most efficient route to get there,” said Vishal Dutta, product manager, Google Maps. “From Stockholm to Sao Paulo, you can now use Google Maps to locate Lime vehicles to get you to your destination.”
For a full list of participating cities, go to Google Lime Integration.
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