Only one day after Ford-owned Spin declared that its e-bike and scooter rentals are currently findable on Google Maps, its rival Bird has, indeed, the very same news to share. In its very own blog post, Bird said that its electric bike and scooter rentals would start appearing in Google Maps today, with would-be riders ready to see an approximate cost, assessed trip duration and optimized route. The component, accessible on both Google Maps’ iOS and Android applications, will at last actually send the rider to the Bird application on the off chance that they decide to feel free to rent a vehicle.
All told, this sounds basically the same as the declaration Spin made yesterday, including the way that you need to open a different application to really pay for and unlock the rental. Both will likewise show you the assessed battery range.
A Bird representative revealed to Engadget that the Google Maps feature will be accessible at launch for clients in all US cities where Bird scooters are accessible. The organization likewise says it plans to carry out to extra nations following the US debut. Bird didn’t uncover any extra subtleties with respect to when the rollout would proceed or what regions would next see a Google Maps integration.
Despite which organization was first to launch this week, these kind of Google Maps integrations are not really new — Maps has been showing listings for Lime’s rentable scooters and bikes a lot since 2018, to name one of Bird’s greatest and most established competitors.