Spin has announced a global integration with Google Maps, helping users take advantage of its e-bikes and e-scooters as they plan their journeys.
When looking for directions, Google Maps users can now locate Spin vehicles in 84 towns, cities and campuses in the US, 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 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.
“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,” said 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 partnership with Google is our biggest platform integration yet with many more in the pipeline.”