E-scooter operator Neuron Mobility has integrated with Google Maps, to give users greater access to its machines.
The new feature will be available across all three UK locations where Neuron operates scooters – Newcastle, Sunderland, and Slough – from Wednesday, February 9th.
Users can now easily locate their nearest Neuron e-scooter using Google Maps, which will also offer information on distance and time from the scooter, price estimates, battery range and an expected time of arrival at their destination.
Once they have selected their scooter, users are then redirected to the Neuron app to unlock and pay for their machine.
George Symes, UK regional manager for Neuron said: “We are delighted to be integrating our e-scooter services in the UK with Google Maps. Since launching in the UK our e-scooters have rapidly become a go-to solution for first and last-mile journeys, providing a convenient link between home or work and their nearest bus stop or train station.
“By integrating our service with Google Maps we are making it simpler, and more convenient, than ever before to make an e-scooter part of your journey.”
Neuron launched in the UK in October 2020 and rider data has shown that 35% of trips have directly replaced a car journey, according to Neuron.
Around 48% of riders have also reported using the scooters as a first or last-mile solution, combining them with other forms of transport.
Neuron said the Google integration will now let users plan their full journey.
The integration will be available to Google Maps users across 16 cities worldwide, with more to follow later in the year. In October 2021, Neuron also partnered with Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform CityMapper across all three of its locations in the UK to offer greater trip customisation.