People using Google Maps now can find the locations of e-scooters and e-bikes from Spin, which is owned by Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, when given route options for their journeys.
Spin vehicles can be found in 84 towns, cities, and campuses in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain.
Google Maps users can 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 then will be directed to the Spin app to pay for the vehicle, unlock it, and take their ride.
“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,” says 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.”
Micromobility, according to Ford, 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 increasingly being built into journey-planning platforms, residents and visitors can more easily take a multimodal approach to the way they get around cities.
Visit here for a full list of locations where Spin has vehicles available for use.
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).