E-scooters an e-bikes operated by micromobility brand Tier are now included in Google Maps in more than 200 cities.
This collaboration between Berlin-based Tier and Google means that consumers can now incorporate micromobility options when planning their routes through the mapping feature.
Google Maps will also include additional information like walking distance to the vehicle, charging status, cost estimate for the journey, and estimated time of arrival.
Having already successfully partnered with Google Maps in numerous cities across Europe including in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Hungary and the United Kingdom, Tier is now expanding its Google Maps offer to more than 200 cities, including locations in Israel and Ireland for the first time.
Alexander Sprey, senior manager for market development and partner strategy at Tier Mobility, said: “For many people the first hurdle to adopting micro-mobility is discovering how easily it can fit into their daily lives. With the expansion of our Google Maps partnership we can support more people around the world to easily plan their routes, access our vehicles, and reduce their carbon footprint by changing the way they move around.”
Under the tab for cycling directions, users can find the “Tier” option alongside ‘your bike’. By clicking on the Tier button, Google Maps shows the nearest available Tier e-scooters and e-bikes. To start the ride, users are then redirected to the Tier app.
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Tier, founded in 2018 by Lawrence Leuschner, Matthias Laug and Julian Blessin, currently operators shared transport schemes in more than 250 cities across 22 countries in Europe and the Middle East, ranging from e-scooters and bikes to e-mopeds.
In the UK, Tier operates in five locations, including Basildon, York and London. Investors in the company include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Mubadala Capital, Northzone, Goodwater Capital and White Star Capital.