Voi has teamed up with Google in select cities around Europe, enabling users to find e-scooters, check their status and plan multi-modal trips all in the Google Maps app.
Voi’s offering will now be displayed on Google Maps in more than 22 cities, allowing users to plan trips more easily with the provision of prices, estimated times of arrival and the combination of other modes.
With the launch today, the service is initially available in the following cities: Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Nürnberg, Stuttgart in Germany; Zurich in Switzerland; Milan, Turin and Rome in Italy; Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim in Norway; Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden; and Helsinki, Tampere and Turku in Finland.
Other cities where Voi e-scooters are available are soon to be integrated into Google Maps. In doing so, the user experience can be described in three steps:
- Users can find Voi’s offering in the tab ‘Your Bike’ and ‘Voi’ button in Google Maps.
- Voi’s e-scooters are, in closest vicinity to users, displayed after the user clicks on the scooter. With that, the users are also able to see the information of the scooter itself, such as battery status as well as the distance to scooters.
- To book and pay, the user will be redirected to Voi App via a link.
“Our mission is to bring reliable, safe and sustainable mobility to our cities – to reduce noise and pollution,” said Caroline Hjelm, interim VP growth at Voi. “The collaboration with Google is yet another door opener towards enhanced accessibility of our service and thus, a great contribution to create seamless and integrated mobility solutions together.”